By Ralph Adkins –
Today at the U.S. District in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris sentenced Christian Collins, 19, of Brockton to five years in prison and four of supervised release.
On June 23, 2021, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and three counts of distribution of fentanyl.
While investigating fentanyl traffickers operating in southeastern Massachusetts, it was determined in December 2019 that Collins was working with co-defendant Filomeno Monteiro to distribute 20 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating witness and an undercover police officer.
On Jan. 3, 2020, Collins and a third man sold 10 grams of fentanyl and a Taurus .38 caliber firearm to the same cooperating witness and undercover officer.
On Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, 2020, Collins distributed a total of 45 grams of fentanyl to the cooperating witness and undercover officer.