For Immediate Release
Somerville Man Indicted on Gun, Ammunition and Drug Charges
BOSTON – A Somerville man was indicted yesterday in connection with selling drugs while illegally in possession of a loaded firearm.
Tevon Ngomba, 27, was indicted on one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, one count of possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
According to charging documents, on or about July 16, 2020, Ngomba possessed with intent to distribute and distributed 40 grams or more of fentanyl in exchange for approximately $1,800. On or about Aug. 3, 2020, Ngomba possessed with intent to distribute fentanyl. He was also in possession of a Ruger, .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number which was loaded with three rounds of .40 caliber S&W ammunition. Due to a prior state conviction punishable by more than one year of incarceration, Ngomba is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
The charge of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million. The charge of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New England Field Division; Somerville Police Chief David Fallon; and Somerville Housing Authority Chief of Police Daniel Meade made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin R. O’Donnell of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.