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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 21, 2021
Nathaniel R. Mendell
, United States Attorney

Roxbury Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Defendant was on federal supervised release at the time of offense

BOSTON – A Roxbury man, who was previously convicted of cocaine distribution, was sentenced today for illegal possession of a semiautomatic pistol and ammunition.

Daiquan Lucas, 28, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Jan. 22, 2021, Lucas pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On June 18, 2020, Lucas possessed a Bryco Arms model 38, .32 auto caliber semiautomatic pistol, loaded with four rounds of .32 caliber ammunition. Due to a 2017 conviction in federal court of distribution of cocaine base, Lucas is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. Lucas was on federal supervised release at the time of this offense.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dawley of Mendell’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

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.

Boston Field Division