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BOSTON – A Roxbury man, who was previously convicted of cocaine distribution, was indicted today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  

Daiquan Lucas, 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Lucas is currently detained on a supervised release violation and will be arraigned in federal court in Boston at a later date.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 18, 2020, Lucas possessed a Bryco Arms model 38, .32 auto caliber semiautomatic pistol, loaded with 4 rounds of .32 caliber ammunition.  In 2017, Lucas was convicted in federal court of distribution of cocaine base and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.  Lucas was on federal supervised release at the time of this offense.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted in Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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