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Saugus Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Offenses

 A Saugus man was sentenced on Monday, Oct. 25 for drug and firearm offenses. Vinicius Teixeira, a/k/a “Vinny,” 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Dennis Saylor IV to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. On Sept. 14, Teixeira pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including marijuana and psilocyn, and being a user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  In March 2019, a search of Teixeira’s residence recovered at least one kilogram of marijuana, more than 400 grams of mushrooms (dry) containing psilocyn, drug trafficking paraphernalia and an American Tactical 9mm semiautomatic pistol containing 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

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