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Two Boston Gang Members Plead Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Charges

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

BOSTON – Two members of the Orchard Park Trailblazers pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in federal court in Boston to selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.


Lyndon Scott, a/k/a “Skizzy,” 27, of Boston, and Raul Williams, a/k/a “Boobie,” 26, of Boston, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school and are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 27, 2018.


On April 14, 2017, Scott sold cocaine base to a cooperating witness near an elementary school in Roxbury. On April 28, 2016, Williams sold cocaine base to a cooperating witness near another school in Roxbury.  


Scott and Williams are two of 12 defendants arrested and charged in June 2017 following a nearly two-year investigation into the high concentration of crime in and around the Orchard Gardens Development, the largest publically funded housing development in Roxbury, which is also adjacent to Dudley Square and neighborhood schools. According to court documents, the crime stems, in part, from the illegal activities of the members and associates of the Orchard Park Trailblazers, who allegedly have active feuds with rival gangs throughout the city that have produced numerous crimes of violence.


The charge of distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a minimum of six years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $2 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today. 

Updated November 30, 2017

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