(STL.News) – A Bedford man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scheme to distribute crack cocaine on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Bedford.
Michael Sexton, 59, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Douglas P. Woodlock to time served (approximately two months) and two years of supervised release. In October 2018, Sexton pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine and was subsequently accepted into the Massachusetts District Court sponsored RISE Program.
In January 2017, a cooperating witness reported to law enforcement that Sexton was selling crack cocaine to residents of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford. Law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of crack cocaine between Sexton and the cooperating witness on June 29, Aug. 10, Sept. 5 and Sep. 27, 2017.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Sean J. Smith, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Field Office; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Shawn Kelly, Chief of Police of the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Service, Bedford VA Medical Center, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.