A felon from Fairfield County will spend time behind bars after being convicted of a gun charge following a cocaine and marijuana bust.
Danbury resident Fernando “Sosa” Rodriguez, 28, has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.
On Sept. 12 last year, the Stamford Police Department set up a string operation after receiving information that he was to conduct a drug deal on Wardwell Street. When Rodriguez arrived, he was busted with the drugs.
A search of a backpack Rodriguez was holding at the time of his arrest had approximately 58 grams of cocaine and 116 grams of marijuana. A police K-9 search of the vehicle led investigators to a secret storage compartment, that contained an additional 100 grams of cocaine, a Ruger 9mm handgun and a loaded 9mm magazine.
Investigators noted that Rodriguez was a convicted felon with a previous weapons charge in Danbury. He has been detained since his federal arrest on Jan. 10.
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