Florida Man Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution
BOSTON – A Tampa, Fla., man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for distributing cocaine.
Angel Martinez, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In September 2017, Martinez pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine in Springfield on May 19, 2015. Martinez’s conviction was part of an 11-month investigation into cocaine, heroin, and firearms trafficking in the Springfield area by members of the Latin Kings street gang. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 16 individuals in 2015 for federal drug and firearms offenses.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The Massachusetts State Police and the Springfield and Holyoke Police Departments provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.