Beaumont Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Violations
BEAUMONT, Texas - A 29-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Gerardo Federico Rodriguez pleaded guilty on July 10, 2017, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, on Jan. 27, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Rodriguez’s residence on West Lynwood in Beaumont. During the execution of the warrant, officers discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun on a table in plain view along with a ledger reflecting drug transactions of over $30,000. At another location in the home, officers located a backpack containing another loaded handgun and a bag of methamphetamine. A television in a bedroom displayed a video surveillance feed of the property. Additional firearms, as well as methamphetamine and cocaine were located in the garage. Rodriguez was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 1, 2017 and charged with drug trafficking violations.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Beaumont Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.