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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Boston Gang Member Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

BOSTON – A member of the Vine/Forest Street gang was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.

Daiquan Lucas, a/k/a “Sav Montana,” 25, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to one year and one day in prison and six years of supervised release. While on supervised release, Scott will be precluded from entering the Orchard Gardens Housing Development and from being in contact or associating with approximately 20 individuals from the same area. In December 2017, Lucas pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school.

On Dec. 11, 2015, Lucas sold cocaine base, a/k/a crack cocaine, to a cooperating witness near a school in Roxbury. Lucas 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 May 4, 2018