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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2020

Holyoke Resident Pleads Guilty To Heroin Distribution

BOSTON – A Holyoke man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to distributing heroin.

Alexis Santana, 18, pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin.  Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for June 30, 2020. 

According to court records, Santana sold heroin on Oct. 7, 2019 in Holyoke. 

The charge of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by at least three years of supervised release and a $1 million dollar fine.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police and Holyoke Police Chief Manny Febo made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 9, 2020