Last summer, a jury rejected Rogelio Rodriguez Jr.’s arguments that state drug enforcement agents had the wrong man; last month, a judge rejected his request for probation. District Court Judge Bill Simpson ordered Rodriguez to serve five to seven years in prison for helping to sell methamphetamine in 2014. Noting a “very extensive” history of crimes that include a prior drug delivery and previous prison time, Simpson told Rodriguez that “I just do not believe that you are a good candidate for probation.” “The issue is methamphetamine and I don’t need to tell you the kind of menace and harm that methamphetamine rained down upon this county, this town, Powell, this whole surrounding area,” Simpson said. Rodriguez was convicted of helping sell one gram...
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Ralston man sent to prison for dealing meth