A North Texas Heroin Dealer Faces Life for Dealing the Drugs That Killed Two Women

Categories: Crime, Drugs

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If you were in a particularly charitable mood and didn't know much about the situation, you might credit Misrael Perla with trying to save Alexandra Julia Moreno. He did, after all, rush the 20-year-old Irving woman to the hospital when he discovered her unresponsive in July 2012.

But then you learn that Perla is a drug dealer who provided the heroin Moreno overdosed on, and that he took her to Baylor Medical Center in Irving in the bed of a pickup, handing her off to emergency room personnel and fleeing, and any feeling of sympathy starts to slip away.

Those details are laid out in federal court documents filed after Perla and a suspected accomplice were arrested in December 2012.

Perla had met Moreno at a club a few days earlier, and she was staying with him at his mother's home. One evening, she took some of his heroin and wouldn't wake up. He put her in the bed of the truck the next morning.

It's not the only death the feds pin on Moreno. A month later another woman he supplied, 18-year-old Cassidy Seward, was found dead by her family. An autopsy report determined that the Grapevine teen died from the "mixed drug toxicity" of heroin and methamphetamine.

Perla, 25, a/k/a "Irving" and "Weasal," pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He faces 20 years to life in prison and a $5 million fine for each.

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16 comments
lezleesam
lezleesam

AKA.... these fools with fakes names need to got to boot camp so they can do something constructive with their lives. tatted up, gun wielding mofos and their grills do not belong on the streets!

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

And if Heroin was sold at CVS under our medicine purity laws, there's a good chance that these women would still be alive.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Note to Dealers -- Do NOT take your overdosed clients to the hospital, let them die instead of risking life in prison for attempting to save their life.


hth.

chunkyjones
chunkyjones

Illegal immigration is destroying this nation.

ruddski
ruddski

Just start the rumor that Perla won the black rhino hunt and turn him loose. He won't see next Tuesday.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

We have something like a dozen heroin deaths per day in Dallas county.  Each one got their drugs from a low-life, low-level dealer.   What makes this dark-skinned fellow so special?

The problem isn't street-punks sharing their stash.  The problem is with the wholesalers.  That's where you'll find a story worth telling.

James080
James080

It's good thing this guy didn't kill a rhinoceros, because that would really piss off people around here.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bvckvs ... should Pharmacists and Physicians be sent to prison for life every time a patient dies for the drugs they supply?



everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@bvckvs@everlastingphelpsWhat's your point, that we should execute junkies or "just" sterilize them?


Personally, I think we should be concentrating on treatment for addiction rather than trying to decide who is "worthy" of having reproductive rights.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay@bvckvs

This very article is about one such "pharmacist" whose drugs do kill - and when we catch people like him, we send them to prison..

Still, you make a good point.  Since we require pharmacists to be licensed and to submit to frequent inspections of their facilities and that their patients have approval to purchase them, it makes sense that we require no less of people who want to sell firearms as well.


bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Anonymous @bvckvs

If you honestly don't know what a Junkie is, I don't think there's anything I can do to help you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@bvckvs

I'd wager your definition of "junkie" is overly broad. So, before you continue your proclamations, would you mind defining "junkie" in detail?

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@everlastingphelps@bvckvs

My point is that we already do the right thing when we lock up junkies and take their children away from them.

As far as treatment goes - there's no cure for being a junkie.  It's a lifestyle choice.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Anonymous

I didn't imply that; you just inferred it.
I get that you're offended at expanding the discussion of drug deaths to include gun deaths, but this is America, and we like explore all areas of an issue, not just the ones that are comfortable to gun-violence advocates.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@bvckvs


The person you replied to mentioned nothing about firearms, yet you implied they did and also implied that there are none of those requirements of businesses that sell firearms. Why is that?

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