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Springfield Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine

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

BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Worcester for distributing cocaine.

Stephen Tavernier, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman to six years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In March 2015, Tavernier pleaded guilty to engaging in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine.

On August 6, 2013, Tavernier sold cocaine to an undercover federal agent on Main Street in Springfield, just yards from the state courthouse.  The drug purchase was captured on video.

 U.S. 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 U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

Updated August 28, 2015

Drug Trafficking