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News Release
October 18, 2002

Special Agent Anthony J. Pettigrew
Public Information Officer
New England Field Division


Boston, MA… two brothers previously living in Dorchester were convicted late yesterday in federal court of distributing crack cocaine.

Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, J. Dewey Webb, Special Agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco & Firearms and Paul F. Evans, Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, announced today that SAMUEL M. DUBERRY, age 35 and JAMES A. DUBERRY, age 29, both formerly of 20 Vesta Road, Dorchester, Massachusetts pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel to distributing crack cocaine.

At the plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the government's evidence would have proven that in January, February and March of this year, SAMUEL DUBERRY sold a total of approximately 17 grams of crack cocaine at his 20 Vesta Road residence. On April 19 of this year, also at 20 Vesta Road, JAMES DUBERRY sold 36 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $2000.

Judge Zobel scheduled sentencing for January 9, 2003. SAMUEL DUBERRY faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years up to 40 years' imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine. As part of the plea agreement filed today, SAMUEL DUBERRY agreed to waive extradition to the United Kingdom, where he was sentenced in absentia to 7 years in prison upon his conviction there for drug trafficking. JAMES DUBERRY faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $4 million fine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Theodore B. Heinrich of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit.

Please direct any inquire to Special Agent Anthony J. Pettigrew, Public Information Officer, New England Field Division at 617-557-2138


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