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Father And Son Plead Guilty To Charges Related To Cocaine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Carlos Torres Perez, 48, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to possessing with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $2,000,000 fine. In addition, the defendant’s son, Carlos Yamiel Torres, 20, also of Rochester, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony which carries a maximum penalty of three years and a fine of $250,000. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that on February 7, 2018, the defendants picked up approximately two kilograms of heroin from a location in Rochester for the purpose of transporting the heroin to the Albany, NY area for distribution to another individual for approximately $97,500 in cash. On that date, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop of a car traveling eastbound on Interstate 490 in the vicinity of Victor, NY.  Carlos Yamiel Torres was the driver and Carlos Torres Perez was in the front passenger seat. During a subsequent search, officers recovered approximately two kilograms of heroin from a bag in the backseat of the car. 

The pleas are the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton.

Carlos Torres Perez’s sentencing is scheduled for October 10, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Siragusa. Carlos Yamiel Torres is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Siragusa on October 21, 2019, also at 8:30 a.m.

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Updated July 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking