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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Springfield Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution

BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Worcester for selling heroin and cocaine to a cooperating witness and an undercover federal agent.

Alberto Correa-Martinez, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 84 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $500.  In February 2015, Correa-Martinez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine and distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, on three occasions between July 23 and Aug. 6, 2013, Correa-Martinez sold heroin and cocaine to an undercover federal agent.  The last of these exchanges took place only yards from the state courthouse on Main Street in Springfield.  All three of the aforementioned drug purchases were captured on video.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

 

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Updated July 21, 2015