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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 13, 2020

Haverhill Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Drug and Firearm Charges

BOSTON – A Haverhill man was sentenced today for illegal firearm and drug possession.

Kevin Gomez, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Feb. 25, 2020, Gomez pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Between August 2019 and October 2019, during an undercover investigation, agents seized from Gomez approximately 80 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a Tec-9 pistol, an AR-15 rifle and two other pistols.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division made the announcement. The FBI’s North Shore Gang Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Cheng of Lelling’s Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 13, 2020