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Marstons Mills Man Sentenced for Role in Cape Cod Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

BOSTON – A Marstons Mills man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a heroin trafficking operation on Cape Cod.

Sean Pratt, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to two years in prison and four years of supervised release.  On Sept. 16, 2016, Pratt pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Pratt purchased large quantities of heroin from Denzel Chisholm, a former Cape Cod gang leader and drug trafficker, and co-conspirator Brooke Cotell. Pratt then sold this heroin to other distributors and users. During a search of Pratt’s home, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 50 grams of heroin and a firearm.

In June 2017, Chisholm was convicted by a federal jury of multiple counts of federal drug charges, and on Aug. 7, 2017, Cotell was sentenced to 20 months in prison for distributing heroin on Cape Cod.

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 August 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking