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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to distributing cocaine.

Samuel Diaz, a/k/a “Sammy,” 36, pleaded guilty to distributing approximately 50 grams of cocaine to a cooperating witness on March 24, 2015. Diaz also sold a firearm and ammunition to the cooperating witness on the same day.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Jan. 23, 2020.

The charge of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine provides a sentence of up to 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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 16, 2019