A painter from Oakhurst was brought in last Thursday to the Madera County Department of Corrections facing a slew of charges, both felonies and misdemeanors. Rocky Rodriguez, who reported his occupation as a painter, was charged with vandalism, possession of a controlled substance for sale (in the form of 1000 + pills), cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, interfering with an officer, threatening crime with intent to terrorize, and more.
It is believed that Rodriguez was trying to make extra money growing marijuana and selling it, along with numerous other hallucinogenic drugs and narcotics. A drug test indicated he was not under the influence of his own merchandise at the time.
Rodriguez, a Canadian native of Winnepeg, Manitoba, has been arrested numerous times for trafficking and other drug related offenses. Most recently he was arrested in May of 2014, when he and his wife Brenna Rodriguez were found with heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, a gun and ammunition. With additional arrests in 2012 and 2013, he seemed to make it a yearly habit. He had also been cited by Oakhurst CHP on June 29 and July 16 for traffic violations and driving on a suspended license.
With the laundry list of offenses in his latest arrest, bail may be out of reach, and he may face a much longer sentence this time due to the three strikes law.
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