FORT WAYNE – Alfred Gomez a.k.a. “Vulture”, 33 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady on his plea of guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Gomez was sentenced to a total of 200 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, from August of 2018 through January of 2019, Gomez sold methamphetamine along with a number of firearms to another individual, often while armed with a handgun. Among the firearms sold by Gomez were an AR-15 and a handgun. Gomez’s criminal history revealed that he was previously convicted of the felony offense of possession of cocaine in Allen County Superior Court, and as such was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results