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Suspect convicted for Chicago to Youngstown heroin conspiracy

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Youngstown man is convicted for his part in a conspiracy that federal prosecutors say brought heroin from Chicago and other areas to Youngstown.

On Monday, a jury in U.S. District Court found 30-year old Alexis Perez guilty of six federal charges including conspiracy to distribute heroin and using a communication facility to facilitate drug trafficking.

Perez, A.K.A. "Scar",  and 11 other people from the Youngstown area were named in a 19-count federal indictment that outlined a three year conspiracy.

According to the U.S. Attorney, the heroin was sold from houses on Brentwood and Glenwood Avenues.

Officers seized more than $150,000 in cash, six firearms and body armor as part of the investigation, according to the indictment.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted from March 2009 through March 2012 by the FBI Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.

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