The 28-year-old man received 15 months in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release, or probation.
BOSTON — A Brockton man on probation from an earlier federal drug trafficking conviction was sentenced to prison time this week after he violated terms of his release.
Angelo Pina, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 15 months in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release, or probation.We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
Casper ordered that the sentence be served consecutive to a 21-month prison sentence imposed on Sept. 4 by Judge Nathaniel Gorton for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
During an investigation in September and October last year, federal agents intercepted calls between Pina and Djuna Goncalves, another Brockton man, which revealed that Goncalves worked with others to distribute large amounts of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana from 12 Addison Ave. in Brockton, the base of operations.
During those intercepted calls, Pina ordered cocaine from Gocalves and agents later watched Pina pick the cocaine up at the Brockton location. At the time, Pina was on probation from a 2017 federal conviction for distribution of fentanyl.
Federal prosecutors say Pina first contacted Goncalves by phone while he was incarcerated.
The investigation, deemed Operation Red Heat, focused on the “A Block” street gang, which is short for Addison Avenue, and primarily three brothers – Djuna, Cody and Anthony Goncalves.
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