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Local man gets 14-month prison sentence


February 16, 2016

Michael Joseph Perez of Sweet Home was sentenced on Feb. 12 in Linn County Circuit Court to 14 months in prison for delivery of methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.

Sweet Home police arrested Perez on Nov. 6 in connection to a search warrant it served at 40370 Holley Heights Loop.

Perez pleaded guilty to the charges on Jan. 4. Charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in Schedule II were dismissed.

For delivery of methamphetamine, he was sentenced to 13 months in prison and 24 months post-prison supervision. His license is suspended until August, and he was fined $500.

For felon in possession of a firearm, Perez will serve 30 days in prison with credit for time served. He was fined $200.

During the Nov. 6 investigation, detectives seized methamphetamine, scales, a firearm, restricted weapons, cash and drug paraphernalia, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. Police opened an investigation due to reported drug sales by Perez.

Perez has a previous conviction for the delivery of methamphetamine and was on supervision through Linn County Parole and Probation, Lynn said.


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