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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Holbrook Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Base Distribution

BOSTON – A Holbrook resident was sentenced yesterday for distribution of heroin and cocaine base.  

Allah Mallory a/k/a “Parod,” 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 18.5 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Judge Zobel ordered that the sentence run concurrently with a state prison sentence of 16 to 18 years, imposed in September 2019 in Plymouth Superior Court, for gun and drug charges. 

In November 2019, a federal jury found that on July 9, 2018, Mallory distributed heroin and cocaine base to a cooperating witness in Brockton.

The case was part of Operation Landshark, a federal investigation that targeted impact players and repeat offenders in Brockton and Boston, each who have prior convictions for acts of violence, firearm offenses and/or drug trafficking.  It is alleged that many of the Operation Landshark targets are in the top 30 criminal offenders responsible for violent acts and firearms in Brockton.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz; Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins; Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross; and Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes, made the announcement. The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s North Shore Gang Task Force and Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force.  Valuable assistance was provided by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Plymouth and Essex County Sheriff’s Offices; Massachusetts Department of Corrections; U.S. Parole Commission; U.S. Postal Inspection Services; and the U.S. Secret Service.

Operation Landshark was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated March 12, 2020