(6-18-22) Luis Junior Perez (32) Portland is accused of providing the fentanyl on September 6th, 2021 that led to the death of David Richard Riley (53). Perez entered a guilty plea after striking a deal with prosecutors. Perez pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, dealing in a narcotic drug, a Level 2 felony with a maximum 30-year sentence.
Perez was originally charged in January with dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, a Level 1 felony carrying up to 40 years in prison. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Perez will be sentenced to between 12 and 20 years in prison by Jay Circuit Court Judge Brian Hutchison and sentenced on July 15.
Riley died at his Portland home as a result of multiple-drug intoxication.
Perez acknowledged the man from whom he obtained the opioid capsules later told him they had contained heroin.