Cape Cod Man Sentenced for Distributing Suboxone in Prison

An associate of the Cape Cod Nauti-Block gang...

BOSTON – An associate of the Cape Cod Nauti-Block gang was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing suboxone within MCI-Norfolk prison, where he was an inmate.

Browning Mejia, 26, of Hyannis, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 10 months in prison – five months to be served consecutive to and five months to be served concurrent with a state prison sentence he is currently serving related to the murder of Christine Ferreira - and one year of supervised release, during which time Mejia is banned from visiting Hyannis other than to attend classes at Cape Cod Community College. In May 2017, Mejia pleaded guilty to use of a communications facility in furtherance of a felony drug offense.

Mejia was charged as part of the federal investigation into the “Nauti-Block” gang, led by Denzel Chisholm, Christian Chapman and Christopher Wilkins, that resulted in the indictment of 19 individuals.  These gang leaders obtained heroin from New Bedford, and other areas, and distributed the heroin to numerous drug dealers on Cape Cod.  In exchange for heroin, Chisholm obtained suboxone from his customers and then supplied that suboxone to Mejia, who distributed it at MCI-Norfolk prison, where he was an inmate.    

In September 2017, Chisholm and Wilkins were sentenced to 28.5 years in prison and nine years in prison, respectively. In July 2017, Chapman was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe; and Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Miranda Hooker of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case. 


CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.