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Randolph Man Sentenced for Dealing Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A Randolph man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for distributing fentanyl. 

Richard Petit-Frere, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 60 months in prison and 48 months of supervised release. In August 2019, Petit-Frere pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and five counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

On multiple occasions from May 2, 2018, through Nov. 11, 2018, an undercover federal agent purchased fentanyl from Petit-Frere and others in Randolph, Canton and Foxboro. The investigation revealed that Petit-Frere was a member of the No Fear Ones street gang in Randolph. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Randolph Police Chief William Pace; Stoughton Police Chief Donna M. McNamara; and Foxboro Police Chief Michael Grace made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated August 19, 2020

Topic
Drug Trafficking