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Press Release

New York Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. – Luis Perdomo, 27, of New York, New York, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 1 kilogram or more of heroin. 

Perdomo pleaded guilty on Sept. 23, 2015. According to court documents, Perdomo and others obtained kilogram quantities of cocaine and heroin from a source of supply in the New York City area and transported the cocaine and heroin to a stash house in Norfolk prior to its distribution.  Proceeds from the drug distributions were then transported back to New York City in various automobiles equipped with secret compartments.  A traffic stop in Maryland on March 31, 2015, resulted in a search of Perdomo’s car and the discovery of $280,000 cash in three secret compartments inside the car. Police also found a drug ledger and several phones belonging to Perdomo.  One of the phones contained a video recording of Perdomo handling several kilogram sized packages of a white powdery substance.  Another video on the same phone contained GPS data for a residence in Norfolk, which police later determined was a stash house.  Surveillance in April and May 2015 showed that Perdomo frequented the stash house in Norfolk.  GPS tracking devices were put in place on the vehicles at the stash house to track their drive to New York.  When police stopped the vehicles, more drugs and secret compartments were discovered. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Clark E. Settles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Washington, D.C. Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Darryl Mitchell prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-82.

Updated January 13, 2016

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