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Monday, June 12, 2017

Brockton Man Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl

BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for trafficking fentanyl.


Jeffrey Oliveira, 22, a/k/a Chubbs, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In addition, Oliveira is prohibited from contacting members and associates of the Turner Street gang. In January 2017, Oliveira pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.


In May 2016, Oliveira and six others were indicted on fentanyl trafficking and firearms-related charges following a seven-month state and federal investigation into violent crime in the Brockton area. The investigation revealed that Oliveira and his co-defendants were distributing drugs in the Brockton area, and on several occasions, law enforcement officers seized fentanyl from the defendants’ associates. In April 2016, Oliveira and Alezio Lopes were arrested after the investigation revealed that Lopes was supplying drugs to Oliveira and his co-defendants. Law enforcement officers seized three bags of fentanyl and a loaded gun from the car that Oliveira and Lopes were driving at the time of their arrest.


Oliveira is the fourth defendant of seven sentenced in this case. Lopes is charged with state violations.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz; and Brockton Police Chief John Crowley made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn A. MacKinlay of Weinreb’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 12, 2017