San Angelo man sentenced to 30 years in prison for heroin possession with intent to deliver

A 54-year-old San Angelo man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) in an amount of four grams or more but less than 200 grams. Pete Robles Rodriquez’s sentence was enhanced because of previous felony convictions.

According to a press release from First Assistant District Attorney Richard Villarreal, on Nov. 24, 2015, officer executed a search warrant at a home on 26th Street, where Rodriquez was living. The search located approximately 18 grams of heroin. Rodriquez admitted to possession of the heroin and to selling heroin. Additionally, Rodriquez has a container of nine individually-wrapped papers of heroin on his person.

On Thursday, he pleaded guilty in Judge Barbara Walther’s courtroom, where he was sentenced.

Villarreal said in the release, “Heroin is an addictive and dangerous substance and its abuse often leads to the commission of additional criminal acts such as burglaries. In order to protect our community, we will continue to aggressively prosecute those who abuse and distribute Heroin and other illegal substances.”