Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - A drug trafficker was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison August 5 for crimes committed during a 2015 pursuit.
Jose Guadalupe Fermin led Pomona officers on a short chase, but was taken into custody without incident in a residential area November of 2015. A loaded, stolen handgun and methamphetamine were located inside Fermin’s vehicle, Pomona Police said.
Two pounds of meth was also discovered after being tossed by Fermin during the pursuit.
“Based on the seriousness of the crimes and Fermin’s criminal history, Fermin was indicted by the federal grand jury,” Pomona Police said.
Fermin pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, Pomona Police said.
Fermin was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force: a multi-agency team comprised of members of the FBI, DEA, Pomona Police Department, El Monte Police Department, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The task force is committed to investigating and prosecuting violent gang members and high-level drug traffickers in the San Gabriel Valley.