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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 26, 2020

Two Lynn Men Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Possession

BOSTON – Two Lynn men were sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with drug and firearm charges.

Carlos Lopez, aka “C-Lo,” 31, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 123 months in prison and six years of supervised release. In March 2020, Carlos Lopez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.

Dionis Lopez, aka “Kuku,” 29, was sentenced by Judge Woodlock to 63 months in prison and six years of supervised release. Dionis Lopez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. The defendants were arrested and charged in September 2018.

On Nov. 14, 2017, Carlos Lopez possessed and intended to distribute heroin and marijuana while in possession of a Bersa, Model Thunder 380, .380 caliber pistol and a Beretta, Model Px4, 9mm pistol with various rounds of 9mm ammunition. Due to a previous conviction for a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, Carlos Lopez was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition. 

Also on Nov. 14, 2017, Dionis Lopez possessed and intended to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana while in possession of a Glock, Model 27, .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number and a Glock, Model 19, 9 mm pistol.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Moran, Deputy Chief of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit, prosecuted the case.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 26, 2020