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Holyoke Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin and Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant sold narcotics to undercover agent on multiple occasions

BOSTON – A Holyoke man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for distributing heroin and cocaine base (crack cocaine).

Ronny Authier, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In January 2022, Authier pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

On two occasions in September 2019, Authier distributed a total of approximately 12 grams of heroin to an undercover agent. On a third occasion in September 2019, Authier sold the agent approximately 24 grams of crack cocaine.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood; and Holyoke Police Chief David Pratt made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Rollins’ Springfield Branch Office is prosecuted the case.

Updated April 22, 2022

Drug Trafficking