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Springfield Man Indicted on Federal Cocaine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – Radames Perez, 38, of Springfield, was arrested today after being indicted on Feb. 4, 2016 in U.S. District Court in Springfield for distributing cocaine and conspiring to distribute cocaine. 

The indictment alleges that in January 2014, Perez conspired to distribute cocaine and between Jan.13 and Jan. 29, 2014, Perez possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed cocaine.

The charges of conspiracy and distribution of cocaine each provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three 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 based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.   

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Ortiz’s Springfield Office. 

Updated March 7, 2016

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