CLEVELAND - A Youngstown man was found guilty Tuesday on charges stemming from a 2012 heroin ring bust.
According to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Cleveland, Alexis Perez, aka Scar, was convicted on six counts, including:
- conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute heroin;
- distribution of heroin;
- possession with intent to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin; and
- unlawful use of a communications facility.
Perez also was ordered to forfeit $3,520 related to drug proceeds taken from him during the investigation.
In June 2012, Perez was one of 12 people indicted by a federal grand jury in connection to the ring following a three-year investigation.
The indictment charged that a man named John Perdue was supplying others in the Glenwood and Brentwood avenue area of Youngstown with heroin to be sold throughout the city and Mahoning County.
In turn, Perez and another man used houses on Glenwood and Brentwood avenues to sell the drug.
The indictment also stated that the defendants had several firearms, including four semiautomatic pistols, two revolvers, body armor and about $150,000 in cash.