TAUNTON (WBSM) — A Taunton man has been sentenced to serve three and a half to five years in state prison for fentanyl and cocaine trafficking.

Gleden Rodriguez, 38, pleaded guilty to indictments charging him with fentanyl trafficking, cocaine trafficking, possession with intent to distribute Class A and B drugs, and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The charges date back to May 4, 2022, when Taunton Police executed a search warrant at Rodriguez's Liberty Street home.

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In the home, investigators found a container of illegally possessed ammunition, over 100 grams of cocaine, 84 grams of fentanyl and $1,000 in cash.

Police also found drug distribution materials, including a digital scale, a magic bullet full of powder, and many packets of bundles of wax paper that are known to be used to package and sell drugs.

According to police, they also observed multiple visitors believed to be drug users and suspected customers going to Rodriguez's apartment before the warrant search.

Rodriguez previously served a five-to-seven-year prison sentence after being convicted of firearm and armed robbery offenses in 2007.

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