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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New York Man Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Cocaine

ERIE, Pa. – A former resident of Bronx, New York has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count indictment named Jared Devin Gomes, 39, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, between February 2018 and February 2019, Gomes conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distributed more than 40 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 120 years in prison, a fine of $15,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the Erie Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 13, 2019