News Release
April 9, 2007

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years on Gun and Drug Charges

APR 9 -- BOSTON, MA - An illegal alien from Jamaica was sentenced yesterday to thirty-five years in federal custody on drug trafficking, firearms and immigration charges.

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New England, announced that REX VERNAL GEOVANEY DUNBAR, 35, a citizen of Jamaica, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on federal charges of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine, “crack” cocaine, and marijuana, distribution of “crack,” using a juvenile to distribute “crack,” using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense, illegal reentry after deportation, and being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Judge Gorton stated the thirty-five year sentence was the harshest sentence he had ever imposed as a federal judge.

Evidence established that DUNBAR was previously convicted of drug and immigration charges and deported to Jamaica. After illegally reentering the United States, DUNBAR established a drug trafficking organization that imported drugs from Jamaica and distributed them in Worcester, Manchester, New Hampshire and elsewhere. DUNBAR set up a crack house in Worcester and used a female juvenile to distribute crack. He forced the teenager to work in the crack house by beating her and threatening her with a firearm.

This matter was investigated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Oklahoma State Police.