A Lancaster man with several prior felonies will serve up to 25 years in prison for his latest crimes – dealing four different illegal drugs and having two stolen guns.
Javier Gomez, 43, had quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana when Lancaster city police conducted a vehicle stop last year on South Prince Street.
Police also found two pistols in the car – both reported stolen.
At a recent sentencing hearing, Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro ordered a 12½-to-25-year prison term, saying Gomez is a danger to society and previous efforts and opportunities to rehabilitate his behavior have failed.
Gomez, formerly of Wabank Road, was convicted of four drug-related felonies prior to the recent case.
He was convicted at a jury trial in August and a non-jury trial in October of numerous offenses.
Found in the vehicle:
- Over 400 grams of cocaine
- 30 grams of heroin
- 80 grams of marijuana
- 11 grams of methamphetamine
- Two pistols: a Ruger 9mm and a Charter Arms .38 special
Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman, who won the convictions, called Gomez a career criminal with a record that spans nearly 20 years.
Gomez has shown no remorse or accountability for his actions, Goldman said. He noted Gomez has a college education, so has the ability to be a productive member of society.
Lancaster city police Officer Jessica Higgins filed charges.
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