Two Cape Cod men were arrested and charged in federal court in Boston Thursday on conspiracy to violate federal drug laws. According to a release from US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's Office, 39-year-old Duane Gomez (aka "Go-Go" or "G") of Falmouth and 34-year-old Antone Andrade (aka "Tank") of Bourne were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute over 100 grams of heroin. Andrade was also charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
The arrests followed a federal investigation that began in the fall of 2013. Over the course of the investigation, investigators acquired both audio and video recordings of both Gomez and Andrade involved in drug transactions, according to the release.
Investigators allege that Andrade and Gomez sold thousands of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine during the investigation. The pair were believed to have stashed the drugs and money in Falmouth, Bourne and Mashpee.
According to investigators, a sample of heroin from Gomez tested positive for fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate often mixed with heroin and known to cause overdoses. Much more potent than heroin, may users don't even know they are using it.
If found guilty, the two face no greater than 40 years in prison, lifetime supervised release and up to $5 million in fines.
The investigation was conducted by the DEA Cape Cod Drug Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Unit.