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Rochester man sentenced in conspiracy case

Juan Perez, 21, of Rochester, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to 75 months in prison.

Perez was convicted of possession and distribution of heroin.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto said Perez’s conviction stemmed from his participation in a drug organization responsible for the widespread distribution of cocaine and heroin in the Avenue C and Radio Street areas of Rochester between January 2005 and October 2009.

Perez was responsible for the direct distribution of heroin and cocaine and agreed that the drug conspiracy he participated in was responsible for the street-level distribution of more than one kilogram of heroin and more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Perez was one of 13 individuals arrested for participating in this drug organization. All of the defendants have been convicted. Perez is the fifth to be sentenced.

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