Brockton man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking
BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced in federal court in Boston for trafficking in cocaine while on supervised release from an earlier federal drug trafficking conviction.
Angelo Pina, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 15 months in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release. Judge Casper ordered that the sentence be served consecutive to a 21-month prison sentence imposed on Sept. 4, 2019, by Judge Nathaniel Gorton for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
During an investigation in September and October 2018, federal agents intercepted telephone calls between Pina and Djuna Goncalves, which revealed that Goncalves worked with others to distribute large quantities of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana from a base of operations at 12 Addison Avenue in Brockton.
During the intercepted calls, Pina ordered cocaine from Goncalves, and agents later observed Pina pick up cocaine from Goncalves the Brockton location. At the time, Pina was on supervised release from a 2017 federal conviction for distribution of fentanyl, and, in fact, first contacted Goncalves by phone while he was incarcerated.
DEA New England Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle; United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintended of the Massachusetts State Police; Brockton Police Chief John Crowley; and Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz made the announcement.