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Springfield Man Indicted On Federal Cocaine Offense

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

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

Samuel Diaz, a/k/a “Sammy,” 36, was indicted on one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The indictment alleges that, on March 24, 2015, Diaz distributed and possessed with intent to distribute cocaine.

The charge of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Lelling’s Springfield Branch 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.

Updated April 30, 2019

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