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Ontario Drug Dealer and Former Gang Member Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

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

EUGENE, Ore. – Humberto Rodriguez, 33, of Malheur County, Oregon, was sentenced on Thursday, March 3, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.    Following his release from prison, Rodriguez will be on supervised release for four years.

On April 10, 2012, an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a vehicle in which Humberto Rodriguez was a passenger.  Rodriguez was on probation and was asked to step from the vehicle, at which time he attempted to flee.  He was immediately apprehended and approximately one ounce of methamphetamine was found on his person.  A firearm was also recovered in the vehicle within his arm’s reach. 

At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez was a member of a Surenos affiliated gang.  He has prior felony convictions which include delivery of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm. 

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Oregon State Police, the Boise, Idaho office of the ATF and the Ontario Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey Sweet and Amy Potter.

Updated March 7, 2016

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