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Spokane drug dealer “Filthy” gets 30 years for trafficking and intimidating police witness

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.

Arlen L. “Filthy” PerrYman, 32, previously pleaded guilty to leading a drug conspiracy responsible for trafficking large amounts of methamphetamines and heroin from Arizona to Spokane in 2015. Investigators seized more than 35 pounds of meth, 8 pounds of heroin and several firearms, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“After Perryman was arrested, he attempted to retaliate against the local law enforcement officer he deemed responsible,” according to the release.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice sentenced Perryman to 30 years in prison.

“The heroin epidemic in this country is a real concern and sadly our community is not immune from its destruction,” acting U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington said in the release. “Of additional significance, is the prevention of additional crimes of violence especially those that target our dedicated law enforcement officers.”


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