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
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