A federal jury convicted Antonio Ledesma Rodriguez, known as Uncle, of trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl in Hill County and on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

The three-day trial ended with Rodriguez found guilty on multiple charges, including conspiracy and distribution of controlled substances.

Guilty Verdict

Rodriguez, 53, faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and a minimum of three years of supervised release on each count.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided over the trial, with sentencing scheduled for June 20th.

Impact on Communities

U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich emphasized the harm caused by drug trafficking in local communities.

Rodriguez's activities contributed to the spread of methamphetamine and fentanyl in the area.

Laslovich commended law enforcement agencies for their collaborative efforts in investigating and prosecuting the case.

Allegations and Investigations

Court documents and trial proceedings revealed Rodriguez's involvement in drug trafficking from January to December 2021 in Hill County and the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

Law enforcement seized fentanyl pills from an individual's residence in May 2021, leading to the identification of Rodriguez as a supplier.

Prosecution and Collaborative Efforts

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephanie D. Robles and Amanda L. Myers led the prosecution, supported by the FBI, Tri-Agency Task Force, and Rocky Boy’s Police Department.

This case underscores the commitment of law enforcement to combat drug trafficking and protecting communities.

Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Rodriguez's prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), aimed at reducing violent crime and gun violence through collaboration between law enforcement agencies and communities.

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