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Massachusetts man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to supplying man with Fentanyl and Cocaine that killed him



BROCKTON – A Taunton man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he supplied a deadly amount of Fentanyl and Cocaine to a fellow patient at Bridgewater State Hospital, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced

Today, as he was set to stand trial on an Involuntary Manslaughter charge, Kevin Malette, 37, of Taunton, pleaded guilty for his involvement in the death of 51-year-old Jeffrey Link. Judge Robert Gordon sentenced Malette to serve four years, to four years and one day in State Prison.

In Brockton Superior Court today, Malette admitted to facts that on September 19, 2019, while he was a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital, he distributed Fentanyl and Cocaine to fellow patient Link. Link later died of a drug overdose.

On April 12, 2022, Malette had pled guilty to Trafficking in Fentanyl, the Introduction of Contraband to a Department of Correction Facility, and other related drug charges associated with the fatal drug distribution. For those charges, Malette was sentenced to serve four years, to four years and one day in State Prison. The sentences will run concurrently.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney E. Russell Eonas and was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Corrections.

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