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Aggravated felon gets 71 months in prison

Man with multiple drug convictions tried to enter U.S. illegally

  • Salvador Gomez Lopez
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionSalvador Gomez Lopez

A 38-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 71 months in prison for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday.

Salvador Gomez Lopez, of Tecomán, Colima, was apprehended by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in October near Arivaca.

During processing, agents found that Gomez had multiple convictions out of Fresno County, Calif., for drug possession with intent to distribute from 1994, 1996, 2002 and 2005, the Border Patrol said.

Gomez was sentenced on April 18 to 71 months with three years of supervised release. Following his sentence, he will be formally removed from the United States and banned for life from all legalization processes, the Border Patrol said.

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