Raleigh North Carolina Police Department
|Dates of Service||Hired July 30, 2018.|
|Last Known Status||Administrative Leave|
2022 Arrest for Cocaine Distribution
In November 2021, the Raleigh Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency received tips from two confidential informants who claimed Rodriquez was selling drugs.
On January 24, 2022, Rodriquez met with an informant while on-duty, driving his police car, and in uniform, and sold the informant $2,600 worth of cocaine.
On February 2 and February 8, 2022, Rodriquez sold the informant more cocaine.
Rodriquez was placed on administrative duty during the investigation.
Rodriquez was placed on unpaid leave after his arrest.
On February 23, 2022, Rodriquez was arrested on federal charges of distribution of a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in connection with that offense. Rodriquez faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years in prison if convicted, and a maximum of life in prison.
On March 13, 2023, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of cocaine, distribution of a quantity of cocaine, use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possession of contraband while in prison. Rodriguez must permanently surrender his law enforcement certification and will be permanently barred from any law enforcement certification in the state. Rodriguez faces at least 10 years in prison.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Julian Shen-Berro, Raleigh officer in uniform sold cocaine while on-duty in police car, US Attorney says, News Observer, 2022-02-24
- ↑ Keven Rodriguez, Police Officer, Raleigh, North Carolina, OpenPayrolls
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Raleigh Police Officer Arrested for Cocaine Distribution While on Duty, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2023-03-13
- ↑ Former Raleigh police officer Keven Rodriguez pleads guilty to drug trafficking, firearms charges, ABC 11, 2023-03-13
- ↑ Former Raleigh Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges, Barred from Law Enforcement Certification, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2023-03-13
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