Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

April 27, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Marshfield, Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking

APR 27 - BOSTON - A Marshfield man was sentenced April 25  in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking heroin and fentanyl in Marshfield, Taunton, and surrounding communities.

John A. Gray, Jr., 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 77 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In January 2017, Gray pled guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and fentanyl.

In October 2015, Gray was arrested and charged along with 24 others in connection with a heroin trafficking ring operating in southeastern Massachusetts. One additional defendant was added in a superseding indictment filed on April 20, 2016. These charges are the result of a 15-month investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking in Marshfield, Fall River, Taunton, and surrounding communities, which have seen an increase in opioid overdoses and related deaths since 2013. 

Of the 26 defendants charged in the superseding indictment, 18 have pled guilty and seven, including Gray, have been sentenced.

Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA for New England, and Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb made the announcement.

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