Beaverton, OR

Oregon Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Possession of Drugs and Firearms

Desiree Haros
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Beaverton, Oregon - Roderick Larkins, a 54-year-old drug trafficker with a substantial criminal history, has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The sentencing comes after Larkins was apprehended in late May 2021 for possessing a significant quantity of drugs and several firearms in his Beaverton apartment.

The Beaverton Police Department received information indicating that Larkins was a supplier of fentanyl and other drugs to local dealers. On May 23, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at Larkins' apartment, discovering over two pounds each of fentanyl pills and methamphetamine. Additionally, smaller quantities of heroin, cocaine, and cocaine hydrochloride were seized, along with a semiautomatic pistol and two short-barreled assault rifles.

Larkins, who was arrested without incident during the search, had tens of thousands of dollars stuffed into his pants pockets. Subsequently, on July 20, 2021, a federal grand jury in Portland returned an eight-count indictment, charging Larkins with offenses such as possessing drugs with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Later, on August 8, 2023, additional charges related to distributing fentanyl and possessing heroin with intent to distribute were added through a superseding indictment. On August 31, 2023, Larkins pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to distribute.

The 13-year federal prison sentence reflects the severity of Larkins' crimes and aims to curb drug trafficking activities in the Beaverton area. The three years of supervised release will follow Larkins' prison term, ensuring ongoing monitoring and restrictions.

This case highlights law enforcement's commitment to addressing drug-related offenses and removing individuals with significant criminal histories from the community.


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