Springfield man sentenced for conspiring to distribute cocaine

Radames Perez was caught on video and audio recordings


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from Springfield who pleaded guilty to drug charges in January of 2017 was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, the judge sentenced 39-year-old Radames Perez to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

In January of 2014, Perez was caught on video and audio recordings conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of cocaine with a person working with federal agents, Weinreb said.

NOTE: Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division made the announcement on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Neil L. Desroches and Deepika Bains Shukla of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.