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Rogers Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Alejandro Rodriguez, age 27, of Rogers, Arkansas was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, In May of 2019 the FBI Safe Streets Task Force initiated an investigation into Rodriguez, for drug trafficking and firearms offenses in the Western District of Arkansas. Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators conducted three controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Rodriguez, as well as the controlled purchase of a firearm.  Rodriguez has prior felony convictions and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms.

The methamphetamine purchased was subsequently sent to the DEA laboratory in Miami and tested positive for 26.83 grams of methamphetamine.   

Rodriguez was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in February of 2020. 

This case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force . Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.


Updated May 6, 2020

Drug Trafficking