Boston man sentenced in Maine for crack cocaine

Posted June 24, 2011, at 6:50 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge in Maine has sentenced a Boston man to nearly 16 years in prison for his role in trafficking crack cocaine.

Twenty-nine-year-old Tony Sumrall was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Portland to 15 years, 8 months. Sumrall pleaded guilty last September to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

According to court records, Sumrall was arrested last July after Maine State Police found crack cocaine hidden in his clothing after a traffic stop.

Sumrall was considered a “career criminal” because of previous criminal convictions.