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Three Springfield Men Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution

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

BOSTON – Three Springfield men were arrested and charged yesterday in connection with a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.  

Abraham Heredia, 23, and Jose Heredia, Jr., 34, were charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Lamiek White, 29, was charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The defendants appeared in federal court in Springfield yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson.

According to the charging documents Heredia and Heredia, Jr. conspired on at least two dates to distribute fentanyl. On one occasion on June 7, 2023, the defendants allegedly conspired to distribute more than one and a half kilograms of fentanyl. It is alleged that approximately 200 grams of fentanyl and a firearm with an obliterated serial number were found during a search of White’s residence.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute provides for a sentence of at up to 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Christopher DiMenna, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement today. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; the Holyoke, Springfield, Chicopee, West Springfield and Easthampton Police Departments; the Berkshire, Hampden and Franklin County Sherriff’s Offices; and the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit provided valuable assistance in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Levy’s Springfield Branch Unit is prosecuting the case.  

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 23, 2023

Drug Trafficking