WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- An illegal alien from Cuba will serve four years in prison after being convicted of distributing meth.
Dairon Miguel Mencias-Perez was found guilty of distribution of methamphetamine and sentenced to 10 years with six years suspended in the Waynesboro Circuit Court on Thursday.
The charges stemmed from a year-long investigation by the Waynesboro Police Special Operations Division in conjunction with the Virginia State Police.
On March 27, 2013, Perez sold an ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover VSP agent for $1,700 in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waynesboro.
On May 7, 2013, Waynesboro police arranged a second controlled purchase, utilizing an undercover VSP agent. Perez again arrived at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waynesboro for an agreed transaction of $3,600 for two ounces of methamphetamine. During this transaction, the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team arrested Perez without incident during the controlled purchase. An additional ounce of methamphetamine was recovered from Perez’s pocket during his arrest.
Perez is an illegal alien from Cuba who fled to the United States when he was 17 years old.
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