Former UTSA lecturer facing federal drug charges to be sentenced in April

Bella Nieto, News Editor

Former UTSA faculty member Rose Rodriguez-Rabin, who was charged with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit  Adderall pills, is scheduled for sentencing on April 8. Her original trial dates have since been altered as the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the nature of court proceedings and due to inclement weather.

After her arrest, Rodriguez-Rabin pled not guilty to charges against her after allegedly taking part in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.  Since her detention, Rodriguez-Rabin has submitted an Order of Referral that signaled a change from a not guilty to a guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. 

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sting operation in December 2019 revealed Rose Rodriguez-Rabin was accused of manufacturing and distributing 1,000 counterfeit Adderall pills. 

A DEA confidential source arranged a meeting with Rodriguez-Rabin, who used the alias “Irene Adler.” She sold 1,000 Adderall pills, totaling 680.8 grams for $3,300. Not long after the exchange and the identification of Rodriguez-Rabin, Task Force Officer Ronald Enriquez filed a federal criminal complaint which was then approved by U.S Magistrate Judge Mark Lane for further investigation.