Holyoke Man Indicted for Dealing Cocaine
BOSTON - Raul Ramos, 43, of Holyoke, was arrested today and charged in federal court in Springfield with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
According to court documents, Ramos possessed and distributed cocaine on Nov. 8, 2016. The charges are a result of a federal, state, and local law enforcement investigation into drug trafficking in Springfield and Holyoke.
The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 30 years in prison, a minimum of six years of supervised release, and a fine of $2 million dollars. 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 Division; 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 today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging document are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.