Temple: Local Man Sentenced To Prison In Methamphetamine Case

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

TEMPLE (March 28, 2013)--A Temple man was sentenced Wednesday in Waco's federal court after he earlier pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public playground.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith sentenced Paul Michael Gomez to serve 188 months on count one and 60 months on count two, and then ordered the sentences served concurrently.

Smith also ordered Gomez to serve concurrent six and five year terms on supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $200 fine and a $200 special assessment to the court.

An affidavit filed during a hearing in U.S. Magistrate's court says on Oct. 30, 2012, officers with the Temple Police Department's Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant on a residence in Temple.

The officers found methamphetamine, Xanax, drug paraphernalia, scales and a .40 caliber handgun that police later discovered was reported stolen.

Police also recovered $2,091 in U.S. currency, two loaded magazines, marijuana and records that showed Gomez's name.

During an interview after his arrest, Gomez admitted to police that the drugs and gun were his, but said he was not aware that the gun had been stolen.

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