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UNDERCOVER GUN AND DRUG INVESTIGATION NETS 32 ARRESTS AND 47 FIREARMS

Friday, April 29, 2011

BOSTON, Mass. - Thirty-two individuals were charged today on federal and state gun and drug charges, stemming from a long term investigation into gun trafficking and narcotics sales in the Brockton area. Recorded undercover purchases of firearms and narcotics from gun suppliers netted 47 weapons during the investigation.

It is alleged that during the investigation, recorded undercover purchases revealed that between May 2010 and the present, the individuals arrested today either purchased or sold firearms and narcotics, in Brockton, to cooperating witnesses and undercover officers.

The following individuals were arrested this morning and have been charged with federal firearm and narcotics violations:

1) Paul Almeida, 21, of Brockton. Charged with dealing in firearms without a license. Faces up to five years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

2) Timothy Correia, 18, of Brockton. Charged with dealing in firearms without a license. Faces up to five years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

3) Darius Gibson, 21, of Boston. Charged with felon in possession of ammunition. Faces up to10 years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

4) Sandro Castro, 41, of Brockton. Charged with distribution of cocaine base in a school zone. Faces up to 40 years in prison to be followed by at least six years of supervised release.

5) Cedric Brown, 28, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Faces up to10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

6) Maurice Williams, 24, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

7) Samuel Jordan, 22, of Stoughton. Charged with making a false statement during the purchase of firearms. Faces up to five years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

8) Jonathan Lima, 22, of Brockton. Charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Faces up to 30 years in prison to be followed by up to six years of supervised release.

9) Stewart Luna, 34, of Brockton. Charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Faces up to 30 years in prison to be followed by at least six years of supervised release.

10) Kashin Nembar, 21, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

11) Eduardo Acevedo, 26, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

12) Carlrissian Frost, 29, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

13) Olivio Correia, 20, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

14) Hilary Holden, 29, of Revere. Charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license. Faces up to five years in prison to be followed buy up to three years of supervised release.

15) Christopher Hanson, 23, of Brockton. Charged with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release.

The following individuals, arrested this morning, have been charged with state firearm and narcotics violations:

1) Ron Durant, 24, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

2) Vincent Townsend, 28, of Brockton. Charged with distribution of cocaine. Faces 10 years in prison.

3) Jamaal Belle, 26, of Brockton. Charged with distribution of cocaine. Faces 10 years in prison.
4) Corey Challenger, 33, address unknown. Charged with distribution of cocaine. Faces 10 years in prison.

5) Brenda Rosario, 46, of Brockton. Charged with distribution of cocaine. Faces 10 years in prison.

6) Jethro Lujares, 24, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

7) Victor Guerra, 36, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

8) Darius Rodrigues, 38, of Raynham. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

9) Aaron Glover, 27, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

10) Preston Jackson, 26, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

11) Shane Jacques, 18, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

12) Manuel Leonore-Cedeno, 20, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

13) Jimmie Williams, 25, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

14) James Boddie, 24, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

15) Kierft Noel, 19, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm (machine gun). Faces five years in prison.

16) William Jones, 31, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

17) Derrick McNeil, 31, of Brockton. Charged with possession of a firearm. Faces five years in prison.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Guy N. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Division; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz; Brockton Police Chief William Conlon; and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian McGovern, made the announcement today. Assistance was also provided the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.

The federal cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys in Ortiz’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit. The state defendants will be prosecuted by District Attorney Cruz’s Office.

The details contained in the indictments and complaint are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

 

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