Career Criminal Sentenced to a Total of More Than Three Years in Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking | USAO-MA


BOSTON – A career criminal was sentenced on Oct. 24, 2022 in federal court in Boston for trafficking fentanyl while on supervised release for a previous federal conviction.

Robert Roscoe, 31, of Boston and Attleboro, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 16 months in prison and three years of supervised release. At the time he distributed fentanyl, Roscoe was on federal supervised release for a 2019 conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. This sentence will run consecutive with a two-year sentence imposed on Roscoe on June 16, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton for violating his supervised release by distributing fentanyl. Roscoe had been previously convicted of armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault and battery on a police officer.

On June 30, 2022, Roscoe pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution of fentanyl. Roscoe’s co-defendant, Ozair Pereira, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 10, 2022 after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and distribution of fentanyl. 

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Boston Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Brockton Police Chief Brenda Perez; and New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pohl of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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