Hyannis man sentenced in heroin trafficking scheme

BOSTON – A Hyannis man was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for trafficking heroin and money laundering.

Christian Chapman, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release.

In March 2017, Chapman pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

During an investigation in 2015 and 2016, law enforcement determined that Chapman and over a dozen co-conspirators in the so-called Nauti-Block gang were responsible for a significant quantity of the heroin being distributed on Cape Cod. A wiretap investigation led to theirarrestsandindictments.

Chapman obtained heroin from suppliers in New Bedford and other areas and distributed the heroin to numerous drug dealers on Cape Cod. In total, Chapman accepted responsibility for distributing between 400 and 700 grams of heroin.

Chapman rented a home in Hyannis where he stored his narcotics, and in order to pay the rent, Chapman wired money to the individual whose name was on the lease.


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