A 31-year-old Sanger man was sentenced Monday to four years and one month in federal prison for trying to smuggle a few pounds of methamphetamine at the Modesto Airport.
Federal prosecutors said Oscar Rodriguez was carrying about 2 pounds of meth at the airport on Jan. 31, 2013.
Transportation Security Administration officers stopped Rodriguez after his baggage tested positive for the presence of a prohibited substance. As the result of a pat-down search, officers discovered two zip-lock baggies containing meth, according to the prosecutors.
Rodriguez was carrying boarding passes for flights from Modesto to San Francisco and from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii.
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This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and the Modesto Police Department.