Another step forward has been taken in what has become the never-ending quest of getting fentanyl off our streets. Yesterday in federal court in Boston, a New Bedford man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute.
According to a media statement from the Department of Justice in Boston, Marquise Thompson, 35 years old of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
Thompson was arrested prior to his attempt to sell fentanyl back in October 2020. After he was arrested, both state and federal law enforcement seized more than 20 grams of fentanyl plus packing materials from a New Bedford apartment that Thompson was using to store narcotics.
According to the Department of Justice per the media statement:
The charge of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl provides for a mandatory sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.
Sentencing was scheduled for early November of 2022 by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs. Thompson was indicted back in May of last year by a federal grand jury.
The case is part of the Department of Justice's violent crime reduction program, Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing the frequency of violent crimes. You can find out more by visiting their website here.
Find out more on the Thompson case by visiting the Department of Justice's website here.
LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore
The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list
trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.
25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?
Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)
LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving
To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.
Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.
LOOK: See America's 50 Best Beach Towns
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.