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Perez-Heredia Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking in Iowa, Minnesota

MAY 18 (OMAHA, Neb.) –– Darin Thimmesch, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of DEA’s Omaha District Office announced on May 18, 2017, that DEA had secured a prison sentenced for Daniel Perez-Heredia. Perez-Heredia, 29, a resident alien from Worthington, MN, was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Perez-Heredia had previously pled guilty to this charge on February 15, 2017.

At his 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 “middle-manned” (distributed) methamphetamine received from another individual to customers.

Perez-Heredia was sentenced in Sioux City by Judge Leonard T. Strand, Chief Court Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, and sentenced to 67 months’ imprisonment.  Perez-Heredia must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. Perez-Heredia is currently in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service pending transfer to the Bureau of Prisons.

This case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program of the United States Department of Justice, and through a cooperative effort of the DEA; Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement; Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; Buffalo Ridge Task Force; and the Internal Revenue Service.


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