December 19, 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.