Fitchburg Latin Kings Associate Gets Time Served

On Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel sentenced Derek Southworth, 34, of Fitchburg to time served (approximately 15 days in prison).  On Feb. 8, 2022, Southworth, an associate of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession…

Swansea, Massachusetts Man Arrested Arrested for Child Pornography

Todd Miozza, 51, of Swansea, Massachusetts was arrested Wednesday and was charged with possession of child pornography. Miozza made an initial appearance Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Boston and Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell ordered that he be detained pending a detention hearing on July 5, 2022.  Law enforcement received information that Miozza…

Member Of Gangster Disciple Street Gang Sentenced To Five Years

Wednesday, at the United States District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin sentenced Manuel Roderick, 44, of Auburn, Maine to five years in prison and four years of supervised release.  Roderick, a member of the Gangster Disciple street gang previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute…

Former Latin Kings Enforcer Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

In December 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and firearms charges against 62 leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings.  Today, Orlando Santiago-Torres, a/k/a “King Landy,” 27, a former member and Enforcer of the New Bedford Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, is…

2 Philadelphia Men Arrested On Drug Charges In Springfield

Jeffrys Feliciano Santana, 25, of Philadelphia and Herman Gomez, 50, of Philadelphia were both arrested today in Springfield. Santana has been charged with trafficking in cocaine greater than 200 grams and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Gomez has been charged with trafficking in cocaine greater than 200 grams, possession of a Class A substance with…

Traffic Stop In Roxbury Leads To Recovery Of Loaded Firearm

Early Tuesday morning at approximately 2:30 AM, officers with the Boston Police Department assigned to District B-2, were on patrol in the area of Humboldt Ave and Seaver Street when they observed a motor vehicle with excessive tinted windows fail to stop at a red light. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of…

Springfield Police Arrest Suspect With Loaded Firearm

At approximately 7:10 p.m. Thursday night the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit with the assistance of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and ATF Springfield arrested Kelvin Guzman, 23, of Springfield. Guzman has been charged with Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way, Firearm Violation with 3…

Lowell Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Earlier today at the United States District Court in Boston, Vimoon Sortsoy, 29, of Lowell was sentenced to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On December 15, 2021, Sortsoy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing…

Member Of Fitchburg Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges

Earlier today at the United States District Court in Worcester, Jessica Hughes, of Orange, Massachusetts pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine). In 2018, an investigation was launched into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) following a fatal fentanyl. The DTO operated mainly…