California Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine In California And New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. – A California man was sentenced today in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine in California and New Hampshire, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.
Robert Perez, Jr., 33, formerly of Perris, California was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. On February 8, 2023, Perez plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
“This office continues to aggressively prosecute those who traffic large quantities of narcotics into New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Young. “Like fentanyl, methamphetamine is an insidiously dangerous drug, and its use directly contributes to New Hampshire’s overdose death toll. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement, we were able to bring the defendant to justice and ensure his incarceration for a lengthy period.”
Beginning in late-2020 or early 2021, Perez conspired with individuals in California and New Hampshire to ship a total of approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine through the U.S. Postal Service from California to several individuals in New Hampshire for distribution. In August 2022, United States Drug Enforcement agents from New Hampshire travelled to Riverside, California, and arrested Perez.
“DEA stands committed to keeping highly addictive drugs like methamphetamine off the streets of New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Perez accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to those traffickers who are contributing to the drug crisis in the Granite State. This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts and our strong partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service aims to identify and disrupt drug traffickers across the country, more importantly, here in our community” said Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division. “Postal Inspectors accomplish this by focusing on illicit drug mailers and by maintaining an aggressive drug parcel-detection program. We will continue to coordinate with our law enforcement partners to dismantle drug trafficking involving the U.S. Mail.”
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service lead the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the New Hampshire State Police and the Nashua Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis.