California Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking in California and New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. - Robert Perez, Jr., 33, of Perris, California pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in California and New Hampshire, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, 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, Jr. Thereafter, Perez, Jr. appeared before a federal magistrate judge in the Central District of California and was ordered detained pending his transfer to New Hampshire.
Perez, Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24, 2023.
This matter was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis.
This operation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.