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Saugus Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

BOSTON – A Saugus man was sentenced on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 for drug and firearm offenses.

Vinicius Teixeira, a/k/a “Vinny,” 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. On Sept. 14, 2021, Teixeira pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including marijuana and psilocyn, and being a user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In March 2019, a search of Teixeira’s residence recovered at least one kilogram of marijuana, over 400 grams of mushrooms (dry) containing psilocyn, drug trafficking paraphernalia and an American Tactical 9mm semiautomatic pistol containing 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and the Revere, Everett and Chelsea Police Departments provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin R. O’Donnell of Mendell’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated October 28, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses