Midland man to serve 20 years in jail for drug charges, evading arrest

Justin Lee Perez. (Midland County Jail)

MIDLAND -- A Midland man will be serving 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to drug charges and evading arrest.

Justin Lee Perez went to trial on Monday, November 27 after being charged with Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1-4 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200 grams, and Failure to Appear.

Perez pleaded guilty to all of the charges, according to the Midland County District Attorney's Office.

On Wednesday Perez was found guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in jail and a fine of $2,500 for Evading with a Motor Vehicle and both charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

He was also sentenced to 10 years in jail with a $2,500 fine for the charge of Failure to Appear.

The DA's Office states that these sentences will run concurrently.

The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Patterson Linehan. The defendant was represented by Chris DeAnda.