A citizen of the Dominican Republic who was arrested in a cockfighting bust in Frankfort back in June has been sentenced to prison time on other charges.
Radhamez Perez, 37, was sentenced to two years in prison for illegally re-entering the United States, according to the Department of Justice.
As part of his guilty plea, Perez admitted that he was convicted of second-degree criminal sale of crack cocaine in May 2003, and he was sentenced to three years to life in prison. Perez was released from state prison in December 2003 and removed from the U.S., but he was found in the U.S. this past June when he was arrested and charged with felony engaging in animal fighting for amusement under the state Agriculture and Markets Law.
If Perez remains in the U.S. after his release from his two-year prison term, he must also serve a three-year term of supervised release. He also faces removal from the U.S. upon release.
This case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).