Head Of Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Jayson Omar Perez-Quinones (48, Orlando) to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and money laundering. The court also ordered Perez-Quinones to forfeit currency and real property which were traceable to proceeds of the offense. Perez-Quinones had pleaded guilty on April 20, 2023. Judge Dalton also sentenced Jovan Rivera Rodriguez (36, Kissimmee) today to 5 years’ imprisonment for his role in conspiring to distribute fentanyl with Perez-Quiones.

On June 13, 2023, Judge Dalton sentenced Karen AltaGracia Perez (44, Orlando), Perez-Quinones’s coconspirator in money laundering and drug distribution, to 5 years and 6 months in federal prison. A fourth alleged conspirator, Orlando Rosa-Rodriguez (60, Orlando), is currently in proceedings to determine his competency to stand trial.

According to court documents, in May 2021, Perez-Quinones provided $70,000 in drug proceeds to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) undercover agent for the purposes of money laundering and, in September 2021, Perez-Quinones provided $130,000 of drug proceeds to launder. From February 2022 through the present, the investigation has resulted in numerous seizures of counterfeit pills made with fentanyl (“fenta-pills”) and powdered fentanyl. Many of these pills were blue and are believed to have been pressed overseas before being shipped to the United States to resemble legitimately manufactured oxycodone (30 mg) pills with markings “M” and “30.” In April 2022, for example, Perez-Quinones and Rivera-Rodriguez arranged to receive a shipment of thousands of such pills. At their home in Orlando, Perez-Quinones and Perez packaged those pills into individual 200-pill bags (pictured below) for street delivery. Perez-Quinones and Perez then distributed those bags to mid-level distributors such as Rosa-Rodriguez for resale.