Twenty Charged in Dorchester Cocaine Trafficking Ring
DEC 02 -- BOSTON, Mass. - Twenty individuals were charged today in federal court with conspiracy and distribution of cocaine and crack.
Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal,
The complaint alleges that between June 2009, and December 2, 2010, the defendants distributed cocaine and crack throughout the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Michael Williams allegedly used the Greenwood Street area of Dorchester to store cocaine, cook cocaine into cocaine base and run his cocaine trafficking organization.
In addition to the arrest, search warrants were executed at the following thirteen locations. These locations include the following properties in Dorchester:10 Coffey St., Apt. 2; 132 Greenwood St., Apt. 3; 19 Brenton St., Apt. 2; 82 Centre St.;1320 Dorchester Ave., Rear; 8
The government also moved to seize safety deposit boxes and three bank accounts, as well as forfeit 14 vehicles and the following Dorchester properties that were allegedly used in the drug operation: 132, 136 and 138 Greenwood St. and 8 Peacevale Rd.
If convicted, each of these defendants face a minimum mandatory of 10 years to life in prison, followed by a term of life of supervised release and a $4,000,000 fine.