Dartmouth Man Convicted of Federal Drug Charges
JUL 14 -- BOSTON, MA - A South Dartmouth, Massachusetts man was convicted on Monday,July 7, 2008 on federal charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute at least fivekilograms of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute at least five kilograms ofcocaine.
Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - New England Field Division, and United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced that MARC JADLOWE, age 43, of 30 Arch Street, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, was convicted by a jury sitting before U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and of possession with intent to distribute atleast five kilograms of cocaine.
Evidence presented during the five day trial proved that on November 4, 2005, JADLOWE permitted Brandin Gonsalves and John Ferreira, Jr., both of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to use his residence at 30 Arch Street, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts to accept delivery of ten kilograms of cocaine. Both Gonsalves and Ferreira were previously convicted.
The cocaine was transported to South Dartmouth from New Mexico hidden in a secret compartment in the body of a Ford Explorer pick-up truck. A lengthy investigation joined by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers led to the seizure of ten kilograms of cocaine (worth between $200,000 and $250,000) from JADLOWE’S garage at 30 Arch Street in South Dartmouth on November 4, 2005. Fifteen individuals were charged in United States District Court following the investigation, and have previously pled guilty. The jury also found that the residence at 30 Arch Street was substantially connected to JADLOWE’S crimes, resulting in its criminal forfeiture. Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for October 17, 2008. JADLOWE faces up to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a $ 4,000,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Bedford Resident Office with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, City of New Bedford Police Department, City of Taunton Police Department, Attleboro Police Department, and theBristol County Sheriff”s Office.