News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2006

Boston Man Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

Boston, MA... A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 40 months in prison on conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and money laundering charges.

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Douglas A. Bricker, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Boston Field Office announced that JEFFREY MCCREARY, age 36, of 240 Heath Street, PH#19 in Jamaica Plain, MA was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward Harrington to 40 months in prison on Tuesday, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. On September 6, 2006, MCCREARY pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and two counts of money laundering.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the government's evidence would have shown that the charges arose out of a DEA investigation in which agents used a cooperating witness to recover payments of nearly $500,000 from MCCREARY for past shipments of hundreds of pounds of marijuana in 2005. The investigation revealed a connection to the source of supply in Mexico who is facing charges in Arizona. The shipments of marijuana delivered to MCCREARY were shipped in tractor trailer trucks that were loaded in Arizona. DEA agents executed a search at MCCREARY's residence at 240 Heath Street, PH#19 in Jamaica Plain, MA on July 12, 2005. The search revealed marijuana, $66,000 in cash, and financial records. MCCREARY admitted to agents that he sold marijuana for 12 years and used the drug proceeds to purchase the residence in Jamaica Plain with his wife, and a vacation property in Maine. The drug proceeds used to purchase the properties, consisting of $111,000 was forfeited to the government as a part of the sentence. At yesterday's sentencing hearing, the prosecutor sought a lengthy sentence commensurate with MCCREARY's extensive drug dealing over the course of more than a decade.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Boston Field Office.