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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Boston Man Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy

Defendant was allegedly a member of Boston gang

BOSTON – An alleged member of the Franklin Hill street gang in Boston was sentenced today for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine base (crack cocaine). 

Timmy Hunt, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 70 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On Oct. 21, 2021, Hunt pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 28 grams of cocaine base. Hunt was indicted in June 2020 along with co-conspirator Trevel Brewster.

Hunt distributed crack cocaine to Brewster, who in turn sold the drugs to a cooperating witness in February and March of 2020. Immediately prior to both sales, Hunt arrived in a separate vehicle and provided the drugs to Brewster before Brewster sold them to the cooperating witness. In total, Hunt provided approximately 40.35 grams of crack cocaine for Brewster to sell to the cooperating witness. On Sept. 16, 2021, Brewster was sentenced by Judge Casper to five years in prison and four years of supervised release.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; 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. Rollins’ 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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 8, 2022