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Sureno 13 Gang Member Sentenced for Drug and Gun Crimes

SEATTLE, WASH - Andres Rene Rodriguez, 25, of Shoreline, Washington, was sentenced on July 15, 2011 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release for nine counts related to drug trafficking and gun possession. Rodriguez was convicted March 3, 2011. The jury deliberated approximately five hours following a two day trial.

According to records filed in the case and testimony at trial, in October and November of 2010, Rodriguez sold oxycodone on three different occasions to law enforcement. When agents and officers arrested Rodriguez and searched his apartment on November 26, 2010, they found oxycodone next to a loaded handgun. The serial number on the handgun had been obliterated. Rodriquez is a convicted felon, and thus was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Court records show that Rodriquez is a member of Sureno 13 street gang. According to records of the King County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit, Rodriguez has been involved in multiple incidents of gang-related activity.

The jury convicted Rodriguez of three counts of distribution of oxycodone, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm with an obliteration serial number.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Seattle Police Department, Shoreline Police Department and King County Sheriff’s Office.


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