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.