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Cape Cod Man Sentenced for a Distributing Heroin and Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – An associate of the Cape Cod Nauti-Block gang was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for unlawfully possessing two firearms and distributing heroin.


Shaun Miller, 32, of Hyannis, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 90 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In September 2016, Miller pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.


Miller was charged as part of the federal investigation into the “Nauti-Block” gang, led by Denzel Chisholm, Christian Chapman and Christopher Wilkins, that resulted in the indictment of 19 individuals.  These gang leaders obtained heroin from New Bedford, and other areas, and distributed the heroin to numerous drug dealers on Cape Cod, including Miller. Miller then re-sold this heroin to his own customers.  At the time of his arrest, Miller was found with two .357 caliber firearms and over $40,000 in cash.


In September 2017, Chisholm and Wilkins were sentenced to 28.5 years in prison and nine years in prison, respectively. In July 2017, Chapman was sentenced to eight years in prison.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe; and Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Miranda Hooker of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated October 20, 2017

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