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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gang Member Sentenced To Prison For Gun And Drug Charges

BOISE – U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that Roy Jesse Gomez, 31, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced to 76 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of firearms. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Gomez at the federal courthouse in Boise. Gomez pleaded guilty to the charges on June 27, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Gomez admitted to selling methamphetamine and firearms to a person who was acting as a confidential informant. Gomez sold methamphetamine to the confidential informant on multiple occasions beginning in January 2013. Gomez also sold the same individual nine firearms in January 2013. According to information presented in court, eight of the firearms were stolen and the last firearm had an obliterated serial number. Gomez, a documented member of a criminal gang, was prohibited from possessing the firearms because he was previously convicted of the felony crime of burglary in 2011.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and the High Desert Drug Enforcement Task Force. The Metro Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho Department of Correction.

The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.