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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Chicopee Man Charged With Selling Heroin

BOSTON - A Chicopee man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Springfield with distributing heroin.


Steven Brown, 27, was indicted on one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin. He appeared in federal court in Springfield this afternoon.


According to the indictment, Brown possessed and distributed heroin on June 30, 2016. 

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than 30 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri, and Holyoke Police Chief James M. Neiswanger made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.


The details contained in the indictment are allegations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Drug Trafficking
Updated November 14, 2017