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Two Lynn men face drug and firearm charges

BOSTON — Two Lynn men were arrested Thursday and arraigned in U.S. District Court in connection with drug and firearm charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Carlos Lopez, 30, also known as “C-Lo,” was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and possession of firearms to further drug trafficking crimes.

Dionis Lopez, 28, who also uses the name “Kuku,” was indicted on possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and possession of firearms to further drug trafficking crimes.

In November, Lopez possessed and intended to distribute heroin and marijuana while also in possession of a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol and a Beretta Px4, a 9mm pistol with several rounds of ammunition, according to the complaint. Due to a previous conviction for a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, Lopez was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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

The charge of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison; the charge of possession of firearms and ammunition carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison; the charge of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes carries a mandatory sentence of five years in prison; the charge of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison; the charge of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.

 

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