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Yakima man gets over 15 years for trafficking pounds of meth

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima drug dealer accused of bringing pounds of hard drugs into the Yakima Valley was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in federal prison.

Investigators said 25-year-old Carlos Peraza-Kissi organized the transportation of large amounts of methamphetamine from Arizona to Yakima between October 2016 and April 2018, a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice says. 

Peraza-Kissi also sold methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl in Yakima at the time. 

In April 2018, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Peraza-Kissi during a traffic stop after seeing him engage in suspicious behavior.

Through further investigation, the DEA found over three pounds of heroin, over two pounds of methamphetamine, 20 grams of fentanyl and four firearms.

Peraza-Kissi was convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He will serve 188 months in prison followed by 5 years of court supervision. 

"This case involves the distribution of dangerous drugs over an extended period of time, and the possession of guns," said federal attorney Joseph Harrington. "The sentence imposed reflects the seriousness of Peraza-Kissi's conduct."

Harrington praised the efforts of the DEA, the Yakima Police Department and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. 


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