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Brockton Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

May 20, 2024

A Brockton man pleaded guilty last week to his role in a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy around Weymouth and Quincy.

Neylton Fontes, 36, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including cocaine and fentanyl; and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and fentanyl, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Fontes for September 16, 2024. Fontes and three others were indicted in October 2023.

In January 2021, Fontes possessed with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl and participated in a scheme to distribute the drugs in Quincy and Weymouth.

The charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute each carry up to 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million.

 

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