Puerto Rican-born jockeys Christian Hiraldo and Guillermo Rodriguez have both entered guilty pleas in a case involving cocaine possession, reports bloodhorse.com. The case stems from an incident on or about January 25 in West Virginia, in which the regular riders at Charles Town allegedly aided and abetted one another in possessing and intending to distribute a substance mixed with the Schedule II narcotic.
Hiraldo, the second-leading rider at Charles Town earlier this year, entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor possession charge and on Dec. 6 was sentenced to time served. As part of the 26-year-old's plea deal, the charges relating to distribution were dropped.
Rodriguez, 25, pled guilty to the felony aiding and abetting possession with the intent to distribute, and on Dec. 7 was sentenced to two years of probation.
Read more at bloodhorse.com.
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