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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Springfield Man Indicted for Distributing Crack Cocaine

BOSTON – A Springfield man was indicted today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for distributing crack cocaine.

Larry Smith, Jr., 28, was indicted on two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

According to the indictment, on Feb., 18, 2015 and March 5, 2015, Smith distributed crack cocaine.  On April 3, 2015, he possessed crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

The charging statutes provide a sentence of no greater than 30 years in prison, a minimum of six years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 13, 2015