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Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Crack Conspiracy

June 26, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to distribute crack cocaine pled guilty June 25, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.

Roscoe Perry, 36, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of one count of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distributing crack cocaine. Perry was previously convicted of distribution of cocaine base (crack cocaine), in United States District Court of Nebraska on November 29, 2006.

At the plea hearing, Perry admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from October 2011 through about February 2012 that distributed more than 28 grams of crack cocaine. On one occasion in October 2011, five occasions in January 2012, and once in February 2012, Perry distributed a total of more than 25 grams of crack cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. Perry traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, and obtained crack cocaine for distribution in Sioux City. Perry admitted that during the conspiracy, he was involved with more than ten ounces of crack cocaine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Perry remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. On the conspiracy conviction, Perry faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $8,000,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and eight years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment. On the distributing conviction, Perry faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment, a $2,000,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and six years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, which consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-4023.



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