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

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christian Rodriguez, age 27, of Rogers, was sentenced today to 130 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,400.00 fine on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in January, 2017, the Rogers Police Department performed a traffic stop on Christian Rodriguez for not wearing a seat belt. As soon as the vehicle stopped, Rodriguez exited the car and fled the scene. After a short pursuit, Rodriguez was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating, two zip lock bags with approximately two ounces of methamphetamine, a set of digital scales and almost $4,000 in cash. The drugs were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where they were confirmed to contain methamphetamine.

Rodriguez was indicted by a federal grand jury in March, 2017 and pleaded guilty in May, 2017.

This case was investigated by the Rogers Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.


Updated September 12, 2017

Drug Trafficking