Agawam Man Indicted for Cocaine Conspiracy
BOSTON – An Agawam man was charged in an indictment unsealed today with a federal cocaine offense.
Lawon Baulkman, 36, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
According to court documents, Baulkman participated in a cocaine conspiracy from at least 2015 until in or about September 2016.
Because Baulkman has prior felony drug convictions, he faces a sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison, at least eight years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $8 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement today. The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation’s Springfield Branch Office assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Lelling's Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.