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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 2, 2018

Boston Gang Member Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

BOSTON – An identified member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.

Lyndon Scott, a/k/a “L-Dot,” a/k/a “L-Scott,” 28, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 15 months in prison and six years of supervised release. While on supervised release, Scott will be precluded from entering the Orchard Gardens Housing Development and being in contact or associating with approximately 25 individuals from the same area. In November 2017, Scott pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school.

On April 14, 2017, Scott sold cocaine base, a/k/a crack cocaine, to a cooperating witness near a school in Roxbury. Scott told the cooperating witness that the crack was “great,” and that the cooperating witness would be returning to buy more from him. According to court documents, Scott has twice been convicted of illegal firearm possession and was on pretrial release for an unrelated drug offense when he sold the crack cocaine to the cooperating witness.

Scott is one of 12 defendants arrested and charged in June 2017 following a nearly two-year investigation into the high concentration of crime in and around the Orchard Gardens Development, the largest publically funded housing development in Roxbury, which is also adjacent to area schools and Dudley Square. According to court documents, the crime stems, in part, from the illegal activities of the members and associates of the Orchard Park Trailblazers, who allegedly have active feuds with rival gangs throughout the city that have produced numerous crimes of violence.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today. 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 2, 2018