FBI, Fresno PD Nabbed Drug Dealer Who’s Going to Prison for 10 Years
U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd sentenced Hector Kioni Gongora, 44, of Fresno, on Monday to 10 years in prison for his guilty pleas to drug trafficking and gun possession.
Gongora’s convictions follow his arrest on charges involving methamphetamine trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a news release.
According to court documents, on Jan. 11, 2021, following Gongora’s arrest, a search of his residence recovered more than 300 additional rounds of ammunition. He pleaded guilty on June 29.
His case stemmed from an investigation by the FBI and the Fresno Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonio J. Pataca was the prosecutor.
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About Project Safe Neighborhoods
The joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which nabbed Gongora, focuses enforcement efforts on a community’s most violent offenders, authorities said.
According to the Department of Justice, the “safe neighborhoods” program is effective at reducing violent crime.
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