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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 6, 2021

Lynn Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

Defendant possessed three pounds of pure methamphetamine and two firearms

BOSTON – A Lynn man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possessing firearms.

David Oth, a/k/a “Baby Bouncer,” a/k/a “BB,” 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Dec. 9, 2021. Oth was charged by criminal complaint on Feb. 24, 2021.

Oth was a member of the Tiny Rascals Gangsters, a street gang with a presence in the area north of Boston. Oth admitted that he and other gang members conspired to distribute methamphetamine by transporting it to Maine, where it would yield a higher resale value. A search of Oth’s residence resulted in the seizure of approximately three pounds of pure methamphetamine and two firearms.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute provides for a sentence of up to life years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $10 million. Based upon the weight of suspected narcotics involved in the conspiracy, the statute provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. The charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutively to the sentence imposed for the drug trafficking crime, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Lynn Acting Police Chief Len Desmarais made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine; Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; Essex County, Middlesex County and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Offices; Essex County and the Hancock County (Maine) Sheriff’s Departments; and the Malden, Salem, Bangor (Maine), Portland (Maine) and Westbrook (Maine) Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Philip A. Mallard and Sarah Hoefle of Mendell’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit are prosecuting the case.

The operation was conducted by a multi-agency task force through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply. More information on the OCDETF program is available here: https://www.justice.gov/ocdetf/about-ocdetf.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated August 6, 2021