Brockton murderer, heroin and sex trafficker, right-hand man in criminal ring sentenced to 19 years in prison

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The right-hand man in a major Brockton-based heroin and sex trafficking ring, who shot and killed a man during his tenure, will serve 19 years behind bars.

Lutherson “Boogs” Bonheur, 29, Brockton, was sentenced in federal court in Boston by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to 19 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

“Yo, that (expletive) is fire,” Bonheur told his boss over the phone on Oct. 11, 2015, after testing the latest shipment of heroin on women the ring pimped out, according to a criminal complaint affidavit. “Like definitely better than the last (expletive). Yo, this is some fire.”

Bonheur — one of 10 people in the ring charged and sentenced in this particular Department of Justice “Operation Heroin Highway” case — pleaded guilty in October 2020 to multiple counts related to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and one count of the same offense resulting in death.

Bonheur was second only to Marvin “Dirty” Antoine, 35, in the criminal organization. The group was based in multiple homes in Brockton but maintained a space in Dorchester — the then-Doll Haus Beauty Bar on Dorchester Avenue at the corner of Gallivan Boulevard — and in Stoughton that had them trading heroin and trafficking women plied with the drug for profit from Brockton and throughout the South Shore.

Antoine was sentenced to 25 years in prison in July 2018 for his leading role in the conspiracy, according to federal court records. An inmate matching his name and age is currently housed at U.S. Penitentiary Thomson in Illinois, according to federal prison records.

Bonheur, or Boogs, lived in the stash house with the trafficked women — there were at least seven indicated in the criminal complaint affidavit — and had no qualms over shooting them up with a sample of new heroin to see how “fire” it was. The stash house kept a majority of the operation’s cocaine and heroin that they packed into “fingers,” or 10 grams rolled into a cylinder, or “quarter fingers,” the same thing but at 2.5 grams.

All those details and more were described in minute detail in the 59-page affidavit that read like source notes for a “The Wire” teleplay but detailed the real-world exploits of the pair and their associates in their enterprising contributions to the opioid epidemic. More than 2,088 residents of Massachusetts overdosed on opiates including heroin in 2020, up nearly fourfold from a decade earlier, based on state Department of Public Health data.

The details included leaving two reluctant women under the ring’s control down in Mexico to serve as drug mules after their two friends and madam had already left from the planned “vacation” in October 2015.

The operation took a deadly turn the month before, September 2015. Bonheur, who was also a major debt collector for the operation, lured one of his heroin customers to Hyde Park, telling him that he needed him to watch out for the cops. Instead, Bonheur shot and killed him with a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol, a gun he took back to Antoine’s house so the pair could turn the bloodshed into yet more profit.

“Tell them my (expletive) got something sexy on the market for like 9. With the, with the, with the beam and (expletive),” Antoine told an associate in a wiretapped phone call. He agreed to sell it for only $800 to a customer willing to drive over to pick it up.

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