ERIE, PA — Six residents of Erie, Pennsylvania have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal drug laws, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.
The two-count Indictment returned on March 14th and unsealed Friday, named: Larry Tremel Alexander, 46; Dennis Levar Jones, 45; Pernell Tequin Orr, 33; Nicole Grace Fox, 33; Shalin Nicole Pepperman, 41; and Malissa Mae Perry, 41, all of Erie, Pennsylvania.
According to the Indictment presented to the court, from in and around March 2019, and continuing thereafter to in and around October 2022, Larry Alexander, Dennis Jones, Pernell Orr, Nicole Fox, Shalin Pepperman, and Malissa Perry engaged in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and hydrocodone in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. During that same time, Larry Alexander and Malissa Parry conspired to engage in interstate money laundering transactions intended to promote the drug conspiracy and conceal the proceeds of the drug conspiracy.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 120 years in prison, a fine of $8,500,000, or both for Alexander; a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $5,500,000, or both for Jones and Orr; a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both for Fox and Pepperman; and a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000, or both for Perry. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Pennsylvania State Police Drug Law Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration, Erie Police Department, and Erie County Detectives conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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