Charlotte man gets 15 years for drug trafficking in Upstate - FOX Carolina 21

Charlotte man gets 15 years for drug trafficking in Upstate

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Sergio Gomez (Solicitor's Office) Sergio Gomez (Solicitor's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Charlotte man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after he was caught with a large amount of cocaine on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County two years ago.

Prosecutors said 42-year-old Sergio Gomez pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine.

Gomez was arrested on Aug. 30, 2010, during Operation Rolling Thunder, prosecutors said. They said deputies searched Gomez's truck during a traffic stop and found five bricks of cocaine in a tool box.

Gomez must serve 80 percent of his sentenced before being eligible for parole.

In addition to the prison sentence, Gomez was fined $50,000.

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