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Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to Nearly Seven Years in Prison for Firearm Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Lowell man was sentenced yesterday for being a felon in possession of loaded firearms.  

Jey Luis Guerrero, 20, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 81 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In February 2024, Guerrero pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

On April 13, 2023, while on parole following a state court drug distribution conviction, Guerrero’s state parole officer conducted an unannounced home visit. Located in Guerrero’s bedroom were 12 bags of suspected fentanyl and two loaded firearms that had been reported stolen – one of which was equipped with a large capacity magazine. The drugs and firearms were subsequently seized. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Lowell Police Superintendent Greg Hudon made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip C. Cheng of the Organized Crime & Gang 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 gun violence and other violent crime, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit

Updated June 6, 2024

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