Former Clinton Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 15, 2021

A Puerto Rican national and former resident of Clinton faces over 7 years in federal prison after being sentenced for drug charges on Tuesday, September 14.

A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced Emmanuelli Rojas-Moraza, 40, to 87 months in federal prison. Rojas-Moraza pleaded guilty in May to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and use of a communications facility in connection with a narcotics offense.

Federal agents seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine inside a package sent from Puerto Rico and addressed to Rojas-Moraza’s residence in Clinton in January 2020. Agents arrested Rojas-Moraza after he picked up the package from a local post office

A search conducted of Rojas-Moraza’s residence, after his arrest, led to the discovery of drug packaging tools and materials. In April 2019, agents seized another package addressed to Rojas-Moraza that also contained approximately one kilogram of cocaine.

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