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Heroin Dealer Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Federal Prison

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

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Alexis Rodriguez (38, Kissimmee) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for distributing more than 100 grams of heroin. He pleaded guilty on June 29, 2015.

According to court documents, in March 2013, DEA agents began investigating Rodriguez as a supply source for cocaine and heroin. On April 4, 2013, a confidential source (CS) traveled to Tampa to meet with Rodriguez. During the meeting, Rodriguez gave the CS approximately 10 grams of a brown powder substance on consignment and requested payment at a later date. The substance tested positive for the presence of heroin.

The CS called Rodriguez three days later and informed him that he had the money for the heroin, and then made arraignments to deliver the money that morning. During that meeting, the CS provided Rodriguez with $950 for the heroin he had previously supplied. The CS informed Rodriguez that his associates were interested in purchasing additional quantities of heroin from Rodriguez, and arrangements were made for another meeting later that day. During that meeting, Rodriguez provided the CS with a plastic bag containing approximately 113 grams of a brown powder substance that also tested positive for heroin.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shauna S. Hale.

Updated October 14, 2015

Topic
Drug Trafficking