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Friday, February 15, 2013

Hadley Man Convicted Of Drug Charges

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BOSTON - A Hadley man was convicted yesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield of distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Pablo Drullard, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than five kilograms of cocaine. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2013. The maximum sentence under the statute is life in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $10 million fine.

Between July 31, 2010, and May 2, 2011, Drullard and others participated in a criminal conspiracy that transported kilograms of cocaine from Texas to western Massachusetts.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Boston Field Division; and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

Updated December 15, 2014