You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Georgia Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

BOSTON – A Georgia man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for trafficking oxycodone.

 

Tony Berry, a/k/a Mazibrawl, 37, of College Park, Ga., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2017, Berry pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

 

Berry, a former Massachusetts resident, was involved in the importation and distribution of close to 5,000 oxycodone pills in Massachusetts, along with other co-conspirators, including his brother Willie Berry. Tony Berry, one of 48 defendants tied to the Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was indicted in June 2015 for drug trafficking.

 

According to documents filed in court, the CPD, also known on the street as “the Point,” was Boston’s largest and most influential city-wide gang. The criminal organization started in the 1980s in the former Columbia Point Housing Development (now Harbor Point) and, over the years, gang members established drug trafficking crews throughout Boston. It is alleged that the CPD was responsible for the distribution of multiple kilo quantities of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and oxycodone throughout Boston and Maine.

 

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; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley; Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; and Commissioner Thomas Turco of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, made the announcement.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Component(s): 
Updated September 6, 2017