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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Heroin Distribution

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 16, 2012
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BOSTON—A Connecticut man was sentenced today for crimes related to heroin distribution.

William Colon, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to 10 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. In October 2011, Colon pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Between April 2008 and March 2009, Colon and nine other individuals were involved in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts. During that time, co-conspirator John Alicea-Burgos arranged for kilogram quantities of heroin to be delivered from New York City to Springfield and then sold. Colon was one of Alicea-Burgos’s retail heroin distributors. In January 2012, Alicea-Bugos was sentenced to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Boston Field Division, and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin O’Regan and Paul H. Smyth of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.

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