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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 15, 2018

Springfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LAPRESE GOLLMAN, 43, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.

According to court document and statements made in court, on May 30, 2018, GOLLMAN was arrested after he drove to New Haven in an attempt to purchase four kilograms of cocaine.  Investigators seized $100,000 from GOLLMAN at the time of his arrest.

GOLLMAN has been detained since his arrest.  On July 16, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine.

On June 23, 2008, GOLLMAN was sentenced in the District of Massachusetts to 126 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.  He was released from federal prison in December 2014 and was on federal supervised release at the time of his arrest in May 2018.  Judge Bolden sentenced GOLLMAN to a concurrent 30-month prison term for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force and the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 15, 2018