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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Texas Man Enters Guilty Plea And Is Sentenced To Federal Prison For Cocaine Trafficking

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Texas resident pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Scranton, before Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik, to the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was then sentenced to serve 36 months in prison.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Jose Gomez, age 46, formerly of Garland, Texas, admitted to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy which obtained cocaine in Texas and distributed the cocaine in Monroe and Northampton County in 2011. 

     Gomez, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, also faces deportation proceedings.

     The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

Updated April 9, 2015