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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Springfield Man Indicted for Distributing Heroin and Crack Cocaine

BOSTON – Jovan Torres, 26, of Springfield, Mass., was arraigned today on three counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of distribution of heroin and crack cocaine.

According to the indictment, on four separate days in July and August 2013, Jovan Torres distributed heroin.  On one of those days, he also distributed crack cocaine.  Torres was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 1, 2016 before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson.

The charging statutes provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million on each count.  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 charging document 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 May 26, 2016