A 30-year-old convicted felon was sentenced to federal prison time on Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston.
BOSTON — A Brockton man was sentenced to prison for selling cocaine and illegally possessing a gun after pleading guilty in federal court.
365体育平台Raul Robles, 30, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 48 months, or 4 years, in prison. Robles pleaded guilty in November 2019 to one count each of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.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.
In May 2018, an undercover officer purchased cocaine from Robles. The following month, when police executed an arrest warrant at Robles' Brockton home, investigators seized about 30 grams of cocaine, a Glock Model 23 .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol and nine rounds of .40-caliber ammunition.
365体育平台Robles was convicted in 2012 of possession with intent to distribute heroin, prohibiting him from possessing any firearms.
Robles' recent federal case was part of Operation Landshark, an investigation that targeted "impact players" and repeat offenders in Brockton and Boston. Police targeted those with prior convictions for acts of violence, firearm offenses and/or drug trafficking.
365体育平台Twenty people were arrested as part of the operation, but nine additional people, including Robles, who was already in state custody, were charged.
U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said at the time that 16 of the people arrested in Brockton as part of the operation were "among the top 30 offenders responsible for violence in that city."
365体育平台Robles was also sentenced on Monday to 6 years of probation following his release from prison.
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