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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Two Springfield Men Arrested for Distributing Crack Cocaine

BOSTON – Two Springfield men were arrested today and charged in separate indictments in federal court in Springfield with distribution of crack cocaine.

Donovan Coombs-Thompson, 24, of Springfield, and Kayvon Lovejoy, 26, were each charged in separate indictments with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine. Both men were detained following an appearance in federal court in Springfield this afternoon.

The indictment charging Coombs-Thompson alleges that in October 2017, he distributed cocaine base on two occasions. The indictment charging Lovejoy alleges that in August 2017, he distributed crack cocaine on two occasions.

Coombs-Thompson faces no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Lovejoy faces no greater than 30 years in prison, a minimum of six years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri; and Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case 

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


Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018