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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dallas Man Sentenced to 166 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

DALLAS — Ivan Reyes Perez, 27, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 166 months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $27,080 for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Perez has been in custody since his arrest in April 2017. He pleaded guilty in October 2017 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute and controlled substance.

Co-defendant Genesis Jaramillo, 24, was arrested in June 2017. Jaramillo pleaded guilty to her role and is awaiting sentencing.

According to the plea agreement factual resume, on March 25, 2017, law enforcement knocked on the door to room at a Hampton Inn Hotel in Mesquite, Texas. Jaramillo answered the door and Perez came up behind her. Officers were granted permission to search the room. Upon entering, officers observed a plastic bag containing a crystal like substance in plain view, a cooking pot and a pan that contained a crystal like substance. Officers also located a digital scale and plastic baggies, and a substance that is used to cut or supplement methamphetamine by those involved in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Mesquite Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal prosecuted.

       

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated March 20, 2018