Local man sentenced to nearly 28 years for role in family drug ring
Quoc Trinh, 30, was sentenced today to 27 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he help run the family marijuana and Ecstasy business out of its Bloomfield Street home.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston, which reported the sentencing, said Trinh was personally responsible for trafficking 15,240 pounds of marijuana and 2,784 grams of MDMA between 2001 and 2007, when he and other family members were arrested following a two-year investigation by federal agents and Boston police detectives.
Separately, the government last week began proceedings to seize the family home at 59 Bloomfield St., which officials allege Quoc Trinh and his brother Tai Trinh built with proceeds from drug sales.
In addition to the drug charges, Quoc Trinh also pleaded guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms.
Tai Trinh, who had earlier heroin-related convictions, agreed to a 20-year sentence last fall. Anna Trinh and Tiem Trinh were both found guilty of a variety of charges on Dec. 31.
Mar. 8, 2010
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