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Press Release

Methamphetamine 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 United States District Court Judge William H. Steele sentenced Paciano Rodriguez on September 18, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 37 months followed by 5 years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21 USC § 841(a)(1).  The defendant previously plead guilty to the offense on June 21, 2018. 

During the course of the investigation, the defendant offered to sell a confidential informant methamphetamine.  The defendant travelled to Birmingham to obtain the  methamphetamine and then rode to Bay Minette, Alabama with the confidential informant to deliver the methamphetamine to the putative buyer.  On March 1, 2018, the defendant was arrested at the location in Bay Minette where he was to deliver the methamphetamine.  The defendant had approximately 232.1 grams of methamphetamine, mixture and substance, in his possession that he intended to deliver to the buyer. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).   The case was prosecuted by Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT) Lead Attorney, George F. May for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated September 26, 2018