Brockton man convicted of federal gun, drug crimes


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December 3, 2018

Douglas Norris, 39, was arrested during a major police raid in June 2017.


BOSTON – A Brockton man will serve time in federal prison for illegally possessing weapons and drugs after he was arrested last June during a major police sting in the city.

Douglas Norris, 39, was convicted in federal court in Boston Monday, the U.S. District Attorney’s office said in a press release, and will be sentenced in March 2019,

Norris was one of 27 city residents arrested during a large-scale police raid in June 2017 that sought wanted felons and repeat offenders of drug and violent crimes.

Police executed a search warrant at Norris’ home on North Warren Avenue, where they discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, 21 additional rounds of ammunition, plastic baggies containing 32 grams of cocaine and 46 grams of crack cocaine and various drug paraphernalia.

Norris was prohibited from possessing a firearm based on a prior 2005 conviction.

In federal court Monday, a jury found Norris guilty of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris will sentence Norris on March 28, 2019.

Norris’ conviction was announced by U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and various federal, state and local officials, including Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz and Brockton Police Chief John Crowley.


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