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Springfield Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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Boston - A Springfield man was sentenced yesterday in federal court for conspiracy and distribution of cocaine base.

Juan Dessasure, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to four years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Dessasure pleaded guilty to conspiracy and distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Oct. 27, 2011.

Had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that Dessasure, working with another individual, sold crack cocaine to a cooperating witness in November 2009 and again in January 2010.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Office; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Office; Hampden County District Attorney Mark. G. Mastroianni; United States Marshal John Gibbons; Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Holyoke Police Chief James M. Neiswanger made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014