Violent Boston Gang Member Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man from the Boston area was sentenced on Friday June 7, 2024, on charges of illegal possession of a firearm while under house arrest for three state firearm charges.   Trevon Bell, 27, of Boston and Lynn, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to over six years in prison, and three years of supervised release. Bell pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in November 2023, according to a press release.  

Bell was identified as part of an investigation in 2021, in which law enforcement officials intercepted a Snapchat “chat” comprised of individuals who regularly displayed images of themselves in possession of firearms.  

Bell was a member of the violent Boston-based Heath Street gang. He had been indicted on three separate charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition cases in state court, after which he was released on the penalties of home detention and location monitoring via GPS bracelet.

The facts of the case later determined that while on state pre-trial release, Bell had posted numerous videos of himself in possession of firearms to Snapchat, including a Nov. 24, 2021, video that showed him in possession of a black semi-automatic Glock 9-millimeter firearm. The firearm has since been retrieved.

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