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Detroit man pleads guilty to heroin crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Darius Jerome Perry, 31, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

On Aug. 21, 2013, Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of 8th Ave. in Huntington. Perry admitted to utilizing the residence to distribute heroin. During the search, agents seized 134.8 grams of heroin and $10,431.76. Perry stated he jointly possessed the heroin with another man.

On Aug. 22, 2013, agents executed a second search warrant at the same residence, where they located and seized $3,000 concealed in a television. Perry stated the money seized during both searches was proceeds from heroin distributions.

Perry faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a $5 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11, 2015.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Adams is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 8, 2016

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