November 28, 2014

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Man sentenced to prison on gun charges

Jose Romero

Jose Romero

A Lorain man has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison on federal gun charges.

Jose Romero, 32, was arrested in March following raids on two South Lorain homes, including that of his grandmother, in which police seized 40 guns, including handguns, machine pistols and assault rifles.

Police also confiscated cocaine, marijuana, heroin and $5,200 in cash.

A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach said that Romero told a confidential informant that he wanted to buy guns for the Lorain market.

He had pleaded guilty earlier this year to being a felon in possession of firearms.

He was precluded from having guns because of a 2005 domestic violence conviction, the release said.

Romero still faces drug trafficking and other charges in Lorain County.


  • Smira29595

    Criminal Control is what is needed, a minimum of say 10 years Federal charges for ANY crime in which a firearm is used. And even harsher for repeat offenders such as this.

    • Phil Blank

      Where does it say he used firearms while committing a crime?
      It wasn’t a crime until the cops caught him with cocaine, marijuana and heroin.

      • Smira29595

        He was a felon, Having any firearm was already illegal. And I was speaking of ANY criminals. Armed robbery you add an automatic 10 years to the sentence imposed for robbery.

      • Starryeyes63

        you answered yourself he was in possesion of drugs. add to the drug sentence.

  • Heath J

    Legalize the stuff, and this turd is out of a job…