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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 12, 2018

Chicopee Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Heroin

BOSTON - A Chicopee man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to distributing heroin.

Steven Brown, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Jan. 15, 2019.

On June 30, 2016, Brown sold 300 bags of heroin to a cooperating witness. Brown has previously been convicted in state court of drug distribution offenses six times between 2008 and 2013 and he was facing state drug charges at the time of this offense.

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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, 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 Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 12, 2018