Feds Charge Hobart Man with Drug, Gun Offenses After Raid

“. . .on December 4, 2018, the FBI executed a search warrant on Rodriguez’s vehicles and Hobart residence.   . . and approximately 130 gross grams of heroin and 330 gross grams of cocaine were recovered during the search. ” Statement from US Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch

US Department of Justice News Release

December 7, 2018-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch announced today that criminal charges have been filed against a Hobart man after a December 4, 2018 raid turned up drugs and firearms.  According to the statement, “Carlos Rodriguez, 41, of Hobart, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and possessing firearms as a previously convicted felon.”

The criminal complaint alleges that on December 4, 2018, the FBI executed a search warrant on Rodriguez’s vehicles and Hobart residence.  Rodriguez was arrested and approximately 130 gross grams of heroin and 330 gross grams of cocaine were recovered during the search.  In addition, ten firearms, including two firearms with obliterated serial numbers, were recovered.  Rodriguez is prohibited from possessing firearms due to his prior federal felony conviction for distribution of narcotics in the Northern District of Indiana and his prior felony conviction for manufacturing / delivery of cocaine in Illinois.

U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “When individuals promote the illegal use of drugs in our communities, those criminals will be held accountable for their actions. We will continue to partner with our Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies to vigorously investigate and prosecute these crimes that seek to destroy our communities.”

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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