News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2007
Contact: Terri K. Wyatt
Special Agent/PIO
Number: 214-366-6900

Mexican National Indicted For Interstate Transportation of 99% Pure Methamphetamine
Roller Coaster Prosecution Ends With Guilty Plea

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that CALLETANO PEREZ-PEREZ, a/k/a Victor Iscaras, age 29, of Mexico, pled guilty to Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering Enterprise, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841.

“Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  On February 3, 2005, the OHP made a traffic violations stop of the defendant on I-40 in Sequoyah County.  Just under three pounds of 99% pure methamphetamine was found in the vehicle,” stated U.S. Attorney Sperling.

“In a roller coaster prosecution, the defendant was charged by Complaint on February 11, 2005. On March 16, 2005, an indictment was returned against the defendant, and he pled guilty on April 15, 2005.  On June 19, 2005, the defendant withdrew his plea of guilt.  The defendant was adjudicated incompetent to stand trial on November 21, 2005.  He received treatment which restored him to competency in June of 2006.  In September 2006, the defendant was once again found to be incompetent to stand trial.  He received further treatment.  He was once again found competent on January 30, 2007.  In February 2007, the defendant was again determined incompetent and received further treatment.  In May of this year, PEREZ-PEREZ was returned to competency for a third time,” explained U.S. Attorney Sperling.

“The defendant has a second grade education, a head injury, and was variously diagnosed as suffering from extreme depression,” U.S. Attorney Sperling reported.  “The magistrate judge meticulously ensured that the defendant understood the nature, purpose, and consequences of the legal proceedings and the plea of guilty.”

“The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.”  

“A preliminary advisory federal sentencing guideline review projects PEREZ-PEREZ could face up to five years imprisonment.”

“The statutory range of punishment is up to five years imprisonment and/or up to $250,000.00 in fines,” stated U.S. Attorney Sperling.

“Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the government.”

              

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