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Man sentenced for meth distribution

by: Submitted photo - Christian Alvarez Rodriguez


   Christian Alvarez Rodriguez, 28, was sentenced Nov. 20 to nine months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine on the Warm Springs Reservation.
   Alvarez Rodriguez, who is from the Portland area, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine Sept. 10, in the U.S. District Court in Portland. U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty handed down the sentence, which included credit for time served.
   According to Craig Gabriel, assistant U.S. attorney, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation has been designated a high-intensity drug trafficking area, and received federal funding to investigate drug traffickers.
   "The HIDTA program is the only one on an Indian reservation in the entire country," he said. "This conviction of Alvarez Rodriguez was a result of an investigation by the Warm Springs HIDTA detectives. We've prosecuted numerous federal drug trafficking cases based on the work of the Warm Springs narcotics detectives."