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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Drug Possession After High-Speed Pursuit

BOSTON – A Connecticut man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield in connection with heroin and cocaine distribution. 

Tyvonne Gooden, 25, of Manchester, Conn. was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  In February 2016, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine. 

On March 20, 2014, Gooden was in possession of 190 bags of heroin and two bags of cocaine after he was caught in Greenfield, Mass. by law enforcement officers following an hours-long chase.  The chase began when Gooden sped away from a Massachusetts State Trooper after being pulled over on the highway for a traffic violation.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 17, 2016