United States Attorney Office for Northern D : Resident Alien Sentenced to Federal Prison for Iowa-Minnesota Meth Conspiracy
A man was sentenced May 17, 2017, to more than five years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Daniel Perez-Heredia, 29, from Worthington, MN received the prison term after a guilty plea on February 15, 2017, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
At his guilty plea hearing, Perez-Heredia admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least 500 grams of mixed methamphetamine which contained at least 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from 2015 through September 2016 in Minnesota and Iowa. In 2015 and 2016, Perez-Heredia: (1) purchased up to one-ounce quantities of methamphetamine from Rogelio Garcia Jimenez for redistribution; (2) traded marijuana for methamphetamine for redistribution on multiple occasions; (3) sent money (about $1,000 one time) by wire transfer to sources of supply; and (4) often 'middled' (distributed) methamphetamine received from another individual to customers.
Perez-Heredia was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Perez-Heredia was sentenced to 67 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. Perez-Heredia is being held in the United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration; Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement; Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; Buffalo Ridge Task Force; and Internal Revenue Service.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 17-4084. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.