A Texas man who was busted for selling cocaine during an undercover sting by the WING Drug Task Force in Sidney is headed to prison for up to five years.
In a Cheyenne County District Courtroom Tuesday, 34-year-old Jose Perez was handed 40-to-60 months of incarceration on a conviction of delivery of cocaine.
Cheyenne County District Court Judge Derek Weimer said what separated Perez’ case from other drug cases was, “You sold cocaine in a room where there was an 18-month-old child.”
Perez was arrested last October at the El Palomino motel where he sold over $500 of cocaine during a drug sting.
An Arizona woman was in the room at the time of the sale with her 18-month-old child and she’s been convicted of child abuse for her role in the incident.
Perez was working as a roofer in town when he was busted. Perez will get credit for 219 days served in jail towards his prison term.
By Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney