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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 28, 2014

Holyoke, Massachusetts Woman Indicted For Heroin Trafficking

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a federal grand jury has returned a two-count Indictment charging Seanna Krasin, 22, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, with two counts of heroin distribution. On April 25, 2014, United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy entered pleas of not guilty on Krasin's behalf at an arraignment. Krasin is released on conditions previously imposed by Judge Conroy.

According to court documents, the Vermont Drug Task Force (VDTF) used a confidential informant to make controlled purchases of heroin from Krasin in Springfield. Krasin sold the informant 250 bags of heroin on April 7, 2014 and 800 bags of heroin on April 10, 2014. Evidence acquired during the investigation revealed that Krasin sold between 6000 and 8000 bags of heroin to two Vermont customers between November 2013 and her arrest on April 10.

United States Attorney Tristram J. Coffin emphasized that the charges are merely accusations and that defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, defendant faces a maximum possible term of imprisonment of twenty years, however any actual sentence in the event of conviction will be determined pursuant to the advisory federal sentencing guidelines and the federal statutory sentencing factors.

United States Attorney Coffin commended the investigation by the VDTF and stated, "This office will continue to work with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute those who feed and profit from the opiate addiction of Vermonters." The Office of the Federal Defender represents Krasin. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig S. Nolan.

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Updated June 22, 2015