A taxi driver of Campbellville, Georgetown will now spend the next four years of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to trafficking in 11.363 kilograms of cocaine and the illegal possession of three unlicenced guns along with matching ammunition, when he appeared before city Magistrate Annette Singh, on Tuesday morning.
Trevor Rodriguez was on Independence Day (May 26) busted with the illicit drug and weapons when police descended on his home following a report of domestic violence. On the day in question, Rodriguez had threatened to shoot his wife, Amanda Rodriquez, who in fear reported the incident to a co-worker that came to the aid of the woman.
Prosecutor Simmons had related that the co-worker took away the gun from the perpetrator and contacted the police, who swooped down on the couple’s home.
The woman reportedly handed the pistol over to ranks who conducted a search on the said premises, leading to the discovery of the two other guns and cocaine concealed in two cylinders with false bottoms.
Rodriguez had also faced other charges for making use of threatening language and behaviour towards his wife, but these were dropped after the woman disclosed to the magistrate that she no longer wished to offer evidence against her husband.
Based on reports received, Rodriguez was described as a habitual abuser of his spouse who allegedly threatened to kill her on several occasions.
Magistrate Singh slapped the accused with a four year jail term for trafficking in narcotics, while handing down a 24 months sentence for the six counts of guns and ammunition charges; these terms will be served concurrently.