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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 28, 2018
Andrew E. Lelling
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

Two Lynn Men Arrested for Drug and Firearm Possession

BOSTON – Two Lynn men were arrested yesterday and charged in federal court in Boston in connection with drug and firearm charges.

Carlos Lopez, aka “C-Lo,” 30, was charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. Dionis Lopez, aka “Kuku,” 28, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. The defendants were detained following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 14, 2017, Carlos Lopez possessed and intended to distribute heroin and marijuana while in possession of a Bersa, Model Thunder 380, .380 caliber pistol and a Beretta, Model Px4, 9mm pistol with various rounds of 9mm ammunition. Due to a previous conviction for a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, Carlos Lopez was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The indictment also alleged that, on Nov. 14, 2017, Dionis Lopez possessed and intended to distribute 40 grams or more of a substance containing fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana while in possession of a Glock, Model 27, .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number and a Glock, Model 19, 9 mm pistol.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. The charge of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes provides for a mandatory sentence of five years in prison to be served consecutive to any other term imposed and no greater than three years of supervised release. The charge of possession with intent to distribute 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 $2 million. The charge of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $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; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Moran of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Field Division: Boston Field Division