A Monett man was convicted by a federal jury on Friday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessing firearms.
According to Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Roberto Rodriguez, 26, was found guilty of five counts contained in a May 12, 2010, federal indictment.
Rodriguez was convicted of his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Barry County from October 2009 to February 2010. He was also convicted of being in possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it in Barry County, and of maintaining a residence in Monett for the purpose of using and distributing methamphetamine.
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