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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Alleged Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

BOSTON – An alleged member of the Franklin Hill street gang in Boston pleaded guilty today to federal drug charges. 

Timmy Hunt, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute over 28 grams of cocaine base. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Feb. 9, 2022. Hunt was indicted in June 2020 along with co-defendant Trevel Brewser.

Hunt and Brewster distributed and possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base in Boston on Feb. 26, 2020 and March 2, 2020 and conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 28 grams of cocaine base. On Sept. 16, 2021, Brewster was sentenced by Judge Casper to five years in prison and four years of supervised release.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins; and Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes made the announcement today. Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 21, 2021