Wareham Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Cocaine Charges
BOSTON – A Wareham man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking cocaine.
Aaron Mott-Frye, 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Sept. 28, 2017.
Mott-Frye was a cocaine supplier to Christopher Wilkins and Christian Chapman, members of the Nauti-Block gang that operated on Cape Cod. On June 14-15, 2016, Mott-Frye distributed cocaine to a cooperating witness.
Christian Chapman and Christopher Wilkins previously pleaded guilty to heroin trafficking charges, amongst other crimes, and will be sentenced on July 12, 2017, and Aug. 16, 2017, respectively. Denzel Chisholm, who is alleged to have been a leader of the Nauti-Block gang, and co-defendant Molly London, have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and are scheduled for trial on June 5, 2017.
The charges provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years to life of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe; and Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Miranda Hooker of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit are prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
--U.S. District Attorney