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Massachusetts career criminal sentenced to prison for trafficking fentanyl at mall



BOSTON – A Massachusetts career criminal was sentenced Monday in federal court in Boston for trafficking fentanyl while on supervised release for a previous federal conviction.

According to the Department of Justice, Robert Roscoe, 31, of Boston and Attleboro, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 16 months in prison and three years of supervised release. At the time he distributed fentanyl, Roscoe was on federal supervised release for a 2019 conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. This sentence will run consecutive with a two-year sentence imposed on Roscoe on June 16, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton for violating his supervised release by distributing fentanyl. Roscoe had been previously convicted of armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault and battery on a police officer.

On June 30, 2022, Roscoe pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution of fentanyl. Roscoe’s co-defendant, Ozair Pereira, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 10, 2022, after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and distribution of fentanyl.

On Feb. 3, 2021, Roscoe conspired with Pereira to distribute fentanyl to a cooperating witness at the Westgate Mall in Brockton.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Boston Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Brockton Police Chief Brenda Perez; and New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pohl of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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  1. Fiona Starr

    October 28, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    I am absolutely floored! This guy was out on federal parole for guns,ammo, A&B on a cop. He gets busted peddling Fentanyl and he gets 16 months to run consecutive with his previous and then he gets 3 years probation is something wrong with this picture he’s a career dangerous criminal. The presiding judge and the chief police and the state police people need to have their head examined stripped of their Badges and robe. That is the most lenient sentence I have ever heard of in my entire life Shame Shame Shame but I guarantee if one of those officers or judges kids had died of an overdose from that guy he wouldn’t have gotten 16 months.

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