Harwich man indicted on firearms and drug charges

BOSTON – Timothy Fletcher, 33, of Harwich, was indicted Thursday on being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

On April 3, 2015, Fletcher possessed a Taurus, .380 caliber pistol, a Tisas, .45 caliber pistol, six rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, 58 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and 60 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

In this matter, the government alleges that the defendant was an armed career criminal. The charge of being a felon in possession provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and no greater than a lifetime in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Each of the narcotics charges provides for a sentence of no greater than 30 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $2 million.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald; and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Media release furnished by U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts District

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