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LaPorte Man Sentenced To 144 Months

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

SOUTH BEND – Pedro Gomez Jr., 31 years old, of LaPorte, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Gomez was sentenced to 144 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, during the fall of 2022, Gomez and his co-defendant, Monica Harrington, distributed methamphetamine in the Michigan City area. In October 2022, co-defendant Amanda West supplied Gomez and Harrington with an ounce of methamphetamine. In total, Gomez distributed almost 200 grams of methamphetamine.

Harrington was previously sentenced to 75 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. West was previously sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the DEA North Central Laboratory and the LaPorte County Drug Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katelan McKenzie Doyle.

Updated January 31, 2024

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