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BOSTON, MA - A Lynn man was sentenced on October 20, 2010, in federal court for conspiring to distribute heroin in Lynn.

MACK PETERS, 33, of Lynn, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Patti Saris to 12 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. On July 21, 2010 Peters pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin in Lynn

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that Peters conspired with other individuals, including a co-defendant Jeremy Anderson, to distribute heroin in Lynn between July 2 and July 13, 2009. During this period, on a number of occasions, an undercover police officer arranged to purchase heroin from Peters by phone. After arranging to purchase the heroin from Peters, the undercover officer would subsequently meet with Anderson in the parking lot of a convenience store in Lynn to pay for, and pick up, the heroin.

Anderson pleaded guilty to charges arising out of the same operation earlier and was sentenced to six years imprisonment by Judge Saris. A third defendant, Joseph Benton, also pleaded guilty to a charge arising out of the operation and was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Judge Saris.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Guy N. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Office; Colonel Marian McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Chief Kevin F. Coppinger of the Lynn Police Department made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Crowley, Deputy Chief of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.


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