ANDERSON, SC – Jesus Paz Rodriguez, 30, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 10 years in federal jail after pleading responsible to conspiracy to own with intent to distribute cocaine.
The proof offered to the courtroom confirmed that Paz-Rodriguez was the supply of at the very least 60 kilograms of cocaine from about 2019 till his arrest in February 2022. Through the conspiracy, Paz was shipped massive portions of cocaine from his state of Arizona to Upstate South. Carolina. The members of the drug trafficking group needed to ship or ship the drug proceeds from South Carolina to Paz-Rodriguez within the border state. On February 9, 2022, regulation enforcement executed a federal search warrant at a location in Mauldin, South Carolina, utilized by traffickers to retailer and distribute medicine. Investigators discovered Paz-Rodriguez and co-conspirators with a number of kilograms of cocaine.
U.S. District Decide Timothy M. Cain sentenced Paz-Rodriguez to 120 months in jail, to be adopted by a time period of 5 years of court-ordered supervision. There isn’t any parole within the federal system.
This case was investigated by the US Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Safety Investigations, and the Greenville County Sheriff's Workplace. Assistant United States Lawyer Jamie Lea Schoen is prosecuting the case.