Alleged wife abuser gets 4 years for guns, ammo, cocaine possession
A taxi driver of Campbellville, Georgetown, will now spend the next four years of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to trafficking 11.363 kilograms of cocaine and the illegal possession of three unlicensed guns along with matching ammunition. Trevor Rodriguez appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh on Tuesday.
Rodriguez was on Independence Day (May 26), busted with the illicit drug and weapons when Police descended on his home following a report of domestic violence. On the day in question, Rodriguez had threatened to shoot his wife, Amanda Rodriguez, who, in fear, reported the incident to a co-worker who readily came to the rescue of the woman.
Prosecutor Simmons had related that the co-worker took the gun away from the perpetrator and contacted Police officials, who swooped down on the couple’s premises.
The woman reportedly handed the pistol over to ranks who conducted a search on the said premises, leading to the discovery of the two other guns and cocaine concealed in two cylinders with false bottoms.
Rodriguez also faced other charges relating to the use of threatening language and behaviour towards his wife, but these were dropped after the woman disclosed to the Magistrate that she no longer wished to offer evidence against her husband.
Magistrate Singh slapped the accused with a four-year jail term for trafficking in narcotics, handing down a 24-month sentence for each of the six counts of gun and ammunition charges; these terms will be served concurrently.
Based on reports reaching Guyana Times, Rodriguez is in the habit of abusing his spouse and had even threatened to kill her several times.