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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Alleged Boston Gang Member Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

BOSTON – An alleged member of the Franklin Hill street gang in Boston was sentenced today on federal drug charges. 

Trevel Brewster, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On June 2, 2021, Brewster 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.

According to the indictment, Brewster and his co-defendant 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.

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 prosecuted 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.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 16, 2021