Drug Trafficker Extradited Back to GVL

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Emily Gill
February 21, 2020 - 3:13 pm
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Released by GCSO.

Earlier this week 31 year-old, Camilo Gonzalez Rodriguez was extradited back to Greenville, following a December 25, 2019 arrest in Miami, Florida.

Rodriguez was arrested for his involvement in operating a clandestine marijuana manufacturing operation in Greenville County back in April, 2012.

Rodriguez is charged with:

  • Trafficking Marijuana
  • Manufacturing Marijuana
  • Unlawful interference with electric lines
  • Theft of electric current

This case stems from an incident on April 23, 2012 when, what was believed to be a vacant warehouse, located on Old Piedmont Highway, was found to have a large electrical line that was re-routed into the facility.

This discovery was made by Duke Energy, who then notified our office. Investigators believe the operation had been going on for roughly 6 months before the discovery, costing Duke Energy over $125,000 in stolen electrical energy.

After obtaining a search warrant of the property, investigators discovered a sophisticated marijuana operation that took a team of investigators 3 days to process and dismantle.

The operation had 16 HVAC units, supplying 16 rooms, along with sleeping quarters and a fully equipped kitchen.

In all, investigators seized nearly 700 marijuana plants, along with approximately 200 pounds of packaged marijuana.

The first suspect, Lorgio Morales was arrested back in 2015, in Miami Florida and was found guilty in 2018 following a jury trial.

Morales was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Rodriguez remains in the Greenville County Detention Center on no bond.

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