A New Bedford man with an apparent history of firearms violations was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for trafficking cocaine.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jamareh Allen, 26, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty in May 2021 to one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that in September 2020, Allen sold cocaine to a cooperating witness in New Bedford, and in August and September of that year had also sold fentanyl to the witness and also offered to sell a firearm for $1,000. However, when the time came for the deal, Allen is said to have stolen the money from the witness.

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The judge who handed down the sentence was U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dawley of U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins’ Organized Crime and Gang Unit.

Allen appears to have a history of alleged firearms violations, according to WBSM News archives.

A person matching his name and age was arrested in March 2017 for unlawful possession of ammunition.

A person matching his name and age was also arrested in August 2017 and charged with possession of a firearm with serial numbers obliterated, possession of a firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine.

A third arrest came in July 2018 for possession of a firearm. It is unknown if there were any convictions in those cases.

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