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Career Offender Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Cocaine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced yesterday for possessing cocaine intended for distribution while on supervised release for a prior heroin distribution conviction.

Hector Quinones, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Quinones was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2022. 

At the time, Quinones was on supervised release for a 2018 conviction for conspiracy to distribute heroin in the District of Connecticut. Quinones was also convicted for possession with intent to distribute in the  Rhode Island as well as a 2016 conviction for delivering heroin in Rhode Island. Quinones was sentenced to two years to be served consecutively for the supervised release violation.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Stephen Belleau, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; and Lawrence Akers, Superintendent of the Springfield Police Department made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of the Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case. 

Updated May 10, 2024

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