Brockton Dealer Gets Prison Time for Massive Drug Operation
BROCKTON — A Brockton man with prior convictions will spend nearly a decade in prison after he was sentenced yesterday for his role in a massive drug trafficking operation in Southeastern Massachusetts.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said 35-year-old Jermaine Gonsalves was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for conspiring to sell drugs across the state, from Boston to Brockton to Cape Cod.
Gonsalves pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to distribute and possessing 100 or more grams of heroin, 400 or more grams of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana.
After his prison term he will also spend six years on supervised release.
Gonsalves is one of ten men charged in 2018 in connection to a violent Brockton drug trafficking organization headed by brothers Djuna and Cody Goncalves that distributed drugs all over the region from their Addison Avenue base.
He drove Djuna to pick up fentanyl from suppliers and deliver it to customers.
In a search of Gonsalves’ home, authorities seized a loaded 9mm Luger semiautomatic pistol, ammunition, around 43 suboxone strips, a pistol light and cutting agents, the office stated.
Gonsalves has a prior federal drug trafficking conviction as well as a conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon, according to the office.
He was ultimately indicted in a higher court in June 2019 along with 16 others as part of the drug trafficking conspiracy, 11 of whom have already been sentenced.
The others have all pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
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