York man convicted of trafficking cocaine through the mail

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — On March 14, Elmer Rodriguez, a 51-year-old York resident, was convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute kilograms of cocaine, which was shipped from Puerto Rico to five addresses different in York County, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Intermediate District of Pennsylvania.

The statement said Rodriguez attempted to receive those five packages, which he knew contained approximately two kilograms of cocaine, in July 2018.

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United States postal inspectors intercepted the packages, which they found to contain cocaine. Law enforcement then conducted a controlled delivery of one of the packages, the statement said.

Rodriguez’s wife, Marangely Olivencia, took custody of the package and was arrested, the statement said. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 37 months in prison for her role in the conspiracy to distribute the cocaine.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced to 165 months in prison followed by 10 years of probation.

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