BOSTON – A Brockton man was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston on firearm and drug charges.
Douglas Norris, 38, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Norris is prohibited from possessing a firearm based on a prior 2005 conviction.
According to court documents, on June 20, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Norris’ home where they recovered a backpack containing bags of cocaine/cocaine base, various rounds of assorted ammunition and a loaded Smith & Wesson, model 6906, 9 mm pistol.
The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 in prison, a minimum of three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz; and Brockton Police Chief John Crowley made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Richardson of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Massachusetts