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September 28, 2015

Detroit Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Heroin Conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, WV—A Detroit man who participated in a heroin conspiracy that funneled multiple kilograms of heroin into the Huntington area in 2012 and 2013 was sentenced today to 57 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Darius Jerome Perry, 32, previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington in February of 2015 to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

From the summer of 2012 to August of 2013, Perry conspired with other individuals to distribute heroin in the Huntington area. During the conspiracy, shipments of heroin were frequently made from Michigan to Huntington. Perry and other co-conspirators used multiple residences in Huntington to prepare, store and distribute heroin.

On August 21, 2013, agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of 8th Avenue in Huntington. During the search, agents seized over 130 grams of heroin and over $10,000 in cash. On August 22, 2013, agents executed a second search warrant at the same residence where they located and seized an additional $3,000 in cash concealed in a television. Perry admitted to selling heroin from the home and that the heroin seized from the agents was his.

Perry is the last defendant to be sentenced for his involvement in the conspiracy. Others previously sentenced include Christopher Jermaine Taylor of Detroit who received 138 months in federal prison, Bryant Donavan Taylor of Detroit who received 78 months in federal prison, Kenneth D. Bowden of Detroit who received 97 months in federal prison, Robert Lamar Payne of Detroit who received 87 months in federal prison, Derrick Wayne Goodwin of Detroit who received 74 months in federal prison, and Lakeisha Sherrell Williams of Detroit who received 37 months in federal prison.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

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