A Lansing man facing felony firearm and drug charges in Mower County District Court stemming from an incident that occurred in Austin on July 8th, 2022 has been sentenced to supervised probation.
20-year old Antonio Juan Rodriguez was sentenced Thursday to two years of supervised probation for a felony charge of receiving or possessing a firearm with an altered serial number. A prison term of one year and one day was stayed for two years if Rodriguez complies with the 14 different conditions of his probation, and Rodriguez was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation for a felony charge of 5th degree drugs, sale of a marijuana mixture except a small amount of marijuana with no remuneration. A second prison term of one year and one day was stayed for two years if Rodriguez complies with the terms of his probation, and Judge Natalie Martinez determined that Rodriguez will be allowed to serve the two sentences concurrently.
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to the two charges on February 6th, and he was convicted the same day. A felony 5th degree drug possession charge, plus gross misdemeanor charges for carrying a pistol without a permit, first offense,and for possession of any ammunition or firearm while deemed a user of a controlled substance, plus also a misdemeanor charge of illegal transport of a firearm in the case against Rodriguez were dismissed with his guilty pleas.