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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Springfield Man Charged with Distributing Heroin

BOSTON – A Springfield man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Springfield with distributing heroin.

Javier Vazquez, 29, was charged with two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to the indictment that was unsealed today, Vazquez distributed heroin in Hampden County on June 21 and July 10, 2018.  

The charge provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $2 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated August 7, 2018