BRIGHTON – A 35-year-old man drew a 12-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance; in this case, it was …
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BRIGHTON – A 35-year-old man drew a 12-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance; in this case, it was fentanyl.
Adalberto Rohas entered his plea in September.
The incident happened in early April. A press statement from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said an Adams County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a car that had an improper license plate. Rojas was the driver and didn’t stop. After a pursuit, Rojas crashed his car after encountering stop sticks and fled on foot. Another deputy arrested Rojas.
The statement said deputies recovered a fanny pack containing $1,100 in cash, five bags of methamphetamine (125 grams), cocaine and 22 bags of fentanyl that contained almost 1,300 pills. The statement also said a deputy saw Rojas toss a bag – while he was running – that contained a stolen .22-caliber handgun.
"Fentanyl is having a devastating impact on our community because of dealers like this defendant," said District Attorney Brian Mason in the statement. "I hope this conviction and sentence sends a message to all other drug dealers. We're coming after you, and the penalty will be severe. Those who are distributing this poison deserve to spend time behind bars."
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