A Washington C.H. man has been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury for trafficking heroin and three other counts.
Francisco Perdomo, 35, recently pleaded “not guilty” at his arraignment to charges of first degree felony trafficking in heroin, second-degree felony possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools, and fourth-degree misdemeanor illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. His jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 10 in Fayette County Common Pleas Court.
The night of June 25, members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. #23 Major Crimes Task Force executed a drug-related search warrant at Room 234 of the Bluestone Inn on Columbus Avenue in Washington C.H. Detectives and task force agents served the search warrant following an investigation into alleged drug trafficking taking place at that location, according to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth.
During the search of the room, a substantial amount of a substance presumptively identified as heroin was seized, in addition to an undisclosed amount of cash, criminal tools, and multiple articles of drug paraphernalia, Stanforth said. The occupant of the room was identified as Perdomo.
Perdomo is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
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