A 29-year-old convicted felon from Ocala was indicted this week on charges of possessing a firearm and ammunition.
On Monday, United States Middle District of Florida Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return of an indictment charging Luis Angel Alicea with possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
If convicted, Alicea faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on December 11, 2022, Alicea possessed a Glock firearm and CCI ammunition. At the time, he had a previous felony conviction for conspiracy to import at least 50 kilograms, but less than 100 kilograms of cocaine.
As a convicted felon, Alicea is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Ocala Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.