Massachusetts man facing gun, drug charges after arrest in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Massachusetts man is facing drug trafficking and various gun charges after Providence police arrested him back in January.

According to officials, Enmanuel Moran Gomez, 24, was charged with one count of possession of one ounce to one kilogram of fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possessing a firearm with intent to deliver cocaine and fentanyl and two counts of possessing a large-capacity magazine.

Charging documents allege that in late 2022 and into early 2023, members of he Providence Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau conducted an investigation into a suspected drug distribution operation by Gomez throughout Providence.

It is further alleged that during their investigation, detectives saw Gomez at a home on Union Street where he was selling drugs. Detectives also allegedly made controlled purchases from him.

On January 26, of this year, Gomez was arrested at the home in Union Streets after a search warrant was served, where police say they found 75 fake pills containing fentanyl, 31.8 grams of fentanyl powder, 1.3 grams of cocaine, one Taurus G2C 9mm handgun with a loaded 12-round magazine, another fully-loaded 18-round magazine, $1,646 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Gomez is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 1 in Providence County Superior Court.

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