Cincinnati man to serve 6 years in prison for firearm, drug trafficking offense

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 16:18:18-04

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a firearm and drug offense, federal officials announced Thursday.

Rodney Anderson, 35 of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty in January to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black handed down the sentence Thursday.

Cincinnati police narcotics investigators pulled Anderson over during a traffic stop in July 2018, according to court documents.

When officers pulled over Anderson’s vehicle near Race Street, they found 60 bindles containing “a detectable amount of fentanyl” and a pistol.

In a release, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman commended the joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Cincinnati Police, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Springer, who is representing the United States in this case.

The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a crime reduction effort by the U.S. Department of Justice.