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Press Release

Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced in Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Patricia Rodriguez, 42, of Buenaventura, Colombia, was sentenced today for her role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy that operated between Houston, Texas, and Mobile, Alabama.  Rodriguez was extradited from Colombia to face the federal charge, and she entered a guilty plea in March of 2019.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 36 months imprisonment.  Rodriguez will be turned over to a duly authorized immigration official for deportation upon completion of her federal sentence.  The judge also imposed a supervised release term of five years and a $100 special assessment.  No fine was imposed. 
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated December 2, 2019