Troy M. Monteiro and Ariel S. Price-Perry Conviction
District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that on July 15, 2013, both Troy M. Monteiro (DOB: 09/15/1987) and Ariel S. Price-Perry (DOB: 08/31/1990) were found guilty by a Barnstable Superior Court jury of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition Without a FID Card, two counts of Possession of Cocaine with an Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with an Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Stolen Property in Excess of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars and two counts of Conspiring to Distribute Narcotics. After a further hearing, Mr. Monteiro was found guilty of being an Armed Career Criminal, two counts of Possession of Cocaine with an Intent to Distribute, Second or Subsequent Offense, and Possession of Heroin with an Intent to Distribute, Second or Subsequent Offense.
Judge Gary A. Nickerson sentenced Mr. Monteiro to State Prison for ten to twelve years committed on the Armed Career Criminal charge and the three narcotic charges. Judge Nickerson sentenced Mr. Monteiro to State Prison for five to five years and one day committed, concurrent with the above-described sentence, on the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony charges. On the remaining charges, Judge Nickerson placed Mr. Monteiro on three years supervised probation from and after the committed portion of his sentence.
At the defendant’s request, Judge Nickerson continued the Price-Perry matter to August 9, 2013, for sentencing and ordered the Barnstable Superior Court Probation Department to prepare an Aid in Sentencing Evaluation.
The incident that resulted in the above-described charges occurred on September 30, 2011, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. During the early morning hours of September 30, 2011, the police executed a search warrant at 148 Central Avenue. In a bedroom, the police found the defendants, a stolen loaded firearm, cocaine, heroin, and items used to process and package narcotics. Prior to September 30, 2011, Mr. Monteiro had twice been convicted of distributing narcotics. The case was investigated by the Falmouth Police Department, the Mashpee Police Department, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and the Massachusetts State Police.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Edward F.X. Lynch.