An Erie man pleaded guilty to federal charges after investigators seized cocaine destined for Erie from Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday.

Abimael Arroyo-Garcia, 36, entered the plea to two counts of violating federal drug laws.

He was involved in a conspiracy to deal large quantities of cocaine and heroin in Erie from November 2017 through February 2020, according to information presented to the court.

Investigators seized approximately $250,000 in cocaine destined for Erie from Puerto Rico on Feb. 10, 2020, as part of this conspiracy, investigators said.

Arroyo-Garcia will return to court for sentencing for Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. He faces a total sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, or both.