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Police confiscated a gun, tucked inside a hidden compartment in a car, along with drugs and cash, when they arrested Ruben Gomez of Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Nashua Police Department)

Mass. man arrested in Nashua after police find drugs and hidden gun in car


NASHUA — Police confiscated a gun, tucked inside a hidden compartment in a car, along with drugs and cash, when they arrested a Lawrence, Mass., man on Thursday.

Ruben Gomez, 32, of 74 Ferry St. had $1,145 when he was arrested by officers from the city’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Police said the vehicle search resulted in the seizure of about 130 grams of cocaine; 50 oxycodone hydrochloride pills, 36 amphetamine dextroamphetamine, 12 clonazepam and an HK PS30 9 mm handgun hidden in an electronic compartment.

Gomez is charged with two counts of sale of cocaine, with an enhanced penalty because it was in excess of a half ounce; possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, enhanced penalty for being in excess of half an ounce; possession of oxycodone hydrochloride with the intent to distribute; possession of amphetamine dextroamphetamine; possession of clonazepam, and felonious use of a firearm.

Gomez was held on $75,000 cash bail pending his arraignment Friday.


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