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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

LaPorte Man Sentenced to 144 Months

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pedro Gomez Jr., 31, of LaPorte, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Gomez was sentenced to 144 months in prison followed by five 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 three years of supervised release. West was previously sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

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


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