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DOJ-MA: Brockton Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Defendant on state probation for aggravated assault and kidnapping at time of offense

BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl throughout southeastern Massachusetts.

Filomeno Monteiro, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 42 months in prison and six years of supervised release. In July 2021, Monteiro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution of fentanyl.

In 2019 and 2020, law enforcement conducted an investigation into fentanyl traffickers operating in southeastern Massachusetts. In December 2019, Monteiro worked with co-defendant Christian Collins to distribute 20 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating witness and undercover police officer at a location in Plympton. At the time of the offense, Monteiro was on probation for a prior Plymouth Superior Court conviction for kidnapping and aggravated assault. Monteiro was also previously convicted twice in state court of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

On Dec. 10, 2021, Collins was sentenced by Judge Saris to five years in prison and four of supervised release.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes; East Bridgewater Police Chief Paul O’Brien; Douglas Bartlett, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; and Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pohl of Rollins’ Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.