Easthampton Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charges
BOSTON - An Easthampton man was convicted yesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield of conspiring to distribute cocaine.
Joaquin Carrillo, a/k/a Chito, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2013. The maximum sentence under the statute is 40 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
Between July 31, 2010 and May 2, 2011, Carrillo and others imported over five kilograms of cocaine into the United States and distributed it in Western Massachusetts over five kilograms of cocaine.
On Feb. 15, 2013, co-defendant Pablo Drullard pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 13, 2013.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Boston Field Division, and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.