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Holyoke Man Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Holyoke man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for dealing cocaine.

Raul Ramos, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to time served, six days, in prison and six years of supervised release. In February 2018, Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

On Nov. 8, 2016, Ramos distributed more than 27 grams of cocaine in exchange for $1,300. The charge is a result of a federal, state, and local law enforcement investigation into drug trafficking in Springfield and Holyoke.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood; and Holyoke Police Chief Manny Febo made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated April 3, 2019

Drug Trafficking