Locals Plead Guilty In Federal Court

Two local men will soon face sentencing in a federal courtroom.

The United States Attorney’s Office announced this week that Rico Parrish, 27, of Warsaw, and Juan Olivo, 36, of Milford, both entered guilty pleas for felony charges.

Parrish appeared before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey and admitted to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Olivo also pled guilty before Magistrate Cosbey to a felony offense of knowingly or intentionally distributing heroin. Magistrate Cosbey is also recommending that the district court accept his plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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