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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl and Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

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

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty on May 31, 2024 in federal court in Springfield to a drug offense involving fentanyl and cocaine.  

Christian Caballero, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Aug. 1, 2024.

On July 31, 2023, Caballero possessed fentanyl and cocaine with the intent to distribute.  At the time of his arrest, Caballero possessed 501 bags of fentanyl and 10.82 grams of cocaine.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, four 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 statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Chicopee Police Chief Patrick J. Major made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of the Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 3, 2024

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