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Local man charged with selling marijuana

A 50-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony charges after he allegedly sold 60 grams of marijuana to a police informant earlier this year.

Steven Rodriguez is charged with two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a C felony.

According to court documents, Rodriguez sold 28 grams, or $600 worth, of marijuana to a confidential informant May 31; and 32 more grams, worth an additional $600, on June 4. Rodriguez also allegedly admitted to police he had sold marijuana to friends in the past.

Rodriguez’ bail was set at $2,500 and his next hearing is Sept. 12.

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