Fentanyl possession nets DOC term for 35-year-old

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Posted 11/9/22

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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Fentanyl possession nets DOC term for 35-year-old

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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."




Fentanyl, Brian Mason, 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, fentanyl conviction

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