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Waco: Local Man Sentenced For Cocaine Possession

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (April 28, 2014) A Waco man was sentenced to state prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to possessing a large amount of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school campus with the intention to sell the drug.

Retired visiting Judge George Allen, sitting in the 19th District Court, sentenced Jesus Rodriquez, 33, to serve 35 years on the cocaine charge.

Rodriquez also is charged with endangering a child and is being held without bond on a federal immigration detainer, online jail records showed.

Rodriquez was arrested in May 2013 after police served a search warrant at a residence in the 1100 block of North 13th Street, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police recovered more than 23 ounces of cocaine from inside the residence and another ounce that they found in Rodriquez's pants pocket, Swanton said.

The charge was enhanced by the drug free zone charge because the residence is within 1000 feet of West Avenue Elementary School, Swanton said.


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