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Morris County man sentenced to 78 months in prison for role in cocaine trafficking conspiracy

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man was sentenced Thursday to 78 months in prison for his role in a Passaic County cocaine distribution conspiracy, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Kiuny Perez, 44, of Rockaway Township, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court, Sellinger said.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Perez was part of a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of cocaine in and around Passaic County. In November 2017, law enforcement officers observed Perez and a co-defendant meet at a location in Passaic and exchange a package containing cocaine. Law enforcement officers stopped Perez’s vehicle and found cocaine in a hidden compartment underneath the dashboard. Law enforcement officers also discovered $297,350 in cash in Perez’s residence.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced Perez to three years of supervised release.

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