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Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Gun Charge

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

Gulfport, Miss. – David Diaz Rodriguez, 68, of Edcouch, Texas, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Rodriguez was further ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

Rodriguez was convicted in 2006 for possession with intent to distribute cocaine from Kane County, Illinois.  He was stopped by the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team as he was traveling from Florida back to Texas.  On searching his truck, officers found a shotgun and an AK-47 with a fully loaded magazine that had been reported stolen out of Escambia County, Florida. 

The South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated August 6, 2019

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