HAMMOND — A Hobart man was sentenced to seven years in prison this week on drug charges. 

Carlos Rodriguez, 42, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on Thursday.

The sentencing came on the heels of Rodriguez pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II announced.

Rodriguez must also serve six years of supervised release. 

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Law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Rodriguez’s residence in Hobart on Dec. 4, 2018, and recovered cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia within the home and vehicles on the property.

The residence was within 1,000 feet of a functioning school. Firearms that Rodriguez possessed to further his drug crimes were seized, according to records.  

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Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.