Springfield man indicted for selling drugs in 2013

Jovan Torres is accused of distributing heroin and crack cocaine

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from Springfield was arraigned on Thursday for allegedly selling heroin and crack cocaine in the summer of 2013.

In a news release from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, 26-year-old Jovan Torres was arraigned on 3 counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin, and 1 count of distribution of heroin and crack cocaine.

According to the indictment, on four days in July and August of 2013, Torres allegedly sold heroin. Then, on one of four days, he also allegedly sold crack cocaine.

Ortiz said Torres faces 20 years in prison, at least 3 years of supervised release, and a $1 million fine on each count. Torres was detained on Thursday pending a detention hearing on June 1st.

NOTE: United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement on Thursday. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.

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