3 decades for man busted with $3M in cocaine inside tractor-trailer

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A man convicted of trafficking cocaine in Marietta in 2015 was sentenced Tuesday to serve 30 years in prison.

In June, a jury convicted 41-year-old Ferrando Rodriguez of trafficking more than 400 grams of cocaine.

Narcotics agents executed a search warrant on a tractor-trailer driven by Ramirez in the early hours of June 25, 2015 along Franklin Road.

During the stop, agents found cocaine estimated to be worth $3 million.


“Trafficking is not only a crime, but it represents poison on the streets of Cobb County,” said Assistant District Attorney Greg Epstein.

In addition to the 30-year sentence, Rodriguez was imposed a fine of $1 million.

Two other men have previously pled guilty and are serving time in prison.

Jesus Ruben Rosillo, 53, was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison and fined $1 million. He admitted he packed the cocaine into the tractor-trailer.

Javier Leonardo Rodriguez, 26, was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison and fined $300,000. Jesus Rodriguez admitted he had driven with Rosillo and Ferrando Rodriguez to check out a drop site to transfer the drugs.