Pilot Pleads Guilty to Drug Smuggling

 - September 15, 2006, 6:42 AM

Former Flight Options pilot Franklin Rodriguez, 36, last month pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that in April last year, while in the Air National Guard, he flew a C-5A into the U.S. with some 300,000 Ecstasy pills aboard. As part of his plea, Rodriguez forfeits $725,000 in cash found in his apartment. He also faces 20 years in prison.