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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl Intended for Distribution

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

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty today to a drug offense involving fentanyl distribution.

Christian Camacho, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for April 13, 2023. Camacho was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested in May 2022.

On or about March 30, 2022, in Hampden County, Camacho knowingly possessed 40 grams or more of fentanyl intended for distribution. Additionally, at the time of his arrest, Camacho was found in possession of more than 129 grams of fentanyl laced with heroin packaged for distribution in more than 8,000 bags as well as $14,282 cash.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, four years of supervised release and a fine of $2 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.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; and Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Rollins’ Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Updated November 18, 2022

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