Hyannis brothers plead guilty to drug and gun charges

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BOSTON — Twin brothers from Hyannis pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston to gun and drug offenses dating back four years.

According to a press release, Di’lon Smith, also known as Dilon Smith, and Denzel Smith, 29, each pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance analogue called cyclopropyl fentanyl; one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl; one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and a controlled substance analogue; and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

U.S. Chief District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV last week scheduled sentencing for March 9.

The Smiths were initially indicted in April 2018 on the firearm and ammunition charge, the release said, and subsequently charged in a superseding indictment in October 2018 on the controlled substances charges.

The announcement from the court said that between Oct. 3, 2017, and Nov. 29, 2017, the brothers conspired with others to sell drugs, including fentanyl and cyclopropyl fentanyl, using a Hyannis apartment rented by Di’lon Smith to store drugs for street-level resale.

A search of the apartment on Nov. 29, 2017, found the brothers in possession of fentanyl and more than 100 grams of cyclopropyl fentanyl intended for sale, a Smith & Wesson .22-caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of ammunition, a Heckler & Koch 9mm-caliber pistol and magazines loaded with 18 rounds of 9mm-caliber ammunition, the release said.

The various charges each provide for sentences up to 10 to 20 years in prison; three years to a lifetime of supervised release; and fines of $250,000 to up to $1 million, according to court information.

The announcement of the guilty pleas was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend.

This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Hyannis brothers plead guilty to drug and gun charges

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