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Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

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

            CONCORD – Ruben Gomez, 34, of Lawrence, Massachusetts pleaded guilty in federal court to possession and distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, the defendant sold cocaine to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers in Nashua, New Hampshire. On the day of his arrest, he carried a firearm with him to sell cocaine and oxycodone.

            Ruben is scheduled to be sentenced on January 28, 2019.

            “When drug traffickers carry firearms, they pose a grave risk to the general public,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect our community, we will be aggressive in prosecuting criminals who use guns.  Armed drug traffickers who choose to come into our state should understand that they will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

                This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nashua Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.




Updated October 15, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-203