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Wilmington Man Sentenced to 68 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Victor Rodriguez, age 39 and a Wilmington resident, was sentenced today to 68 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine.   U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika pronounced the sentence.

According to court documents, throughout 2022, Rodriguez received parcels mailed from California at various Wilmington addresses.  These parcels contained pounds of methamphetamine, some of which were over 95% pure according to subsequent lab testing. Rodriguez then sold that methamphetamine throughout Delaware.           

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “Methamphetamine remains among the deadliest drugs plaguing our streets today.  Peddling this poison endangers community safety.  My office will continue to seek significant prison sentences for those, like Mr. Rodriguez, who profit from illegal drug trafficking.” 

“Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can produce effects such as paranoia, hallucinations, and violent and erratic behavior,” said Thomas Hodnett, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division.  “The methamphetamine that Rodriguez distributed was of extremely high purity making it all the more dangerous.” 

The case was investigated by the Delaware State Police and the DEA Philadelphia Field Division. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 23-cr-08.

Updated July 20, 2023

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