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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New York Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Distributed Heroin from his vehicle and a motel room

NORFOLK, Va. – Michael Angelo Perry, 46, of New York, NY, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Office made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson.

Perry pled guilty on November, 24, 2014.  According to court documents, Perry operated throughout Norfolk.  Perry was selling heroin from his vehicle using a Super 8 motel room in Ocean View.   Perry was selling heroin at the Janaf Shopping Center when he was arrested on July 14, 2014.  Investigators recovered 14.72 grams of heroin, $1,718 in U.S. currency, and paraphernalia from the trunk of his vehicle that day.  At the time of his arrest, he gave investigators written consent to search his motel room.   A search of Perry’s motel room resulted in the recovery of 34.22 grams of heroin and a large quantity of a cutting agent used to manufacture heroin for distribution.

This case was investigated by DEA’s Norfolk Resident Office with the assistance of the Norfolk Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Comstock prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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.2:14-cr-144.
Updated March 24, 2015