Springfield Man Convicted of Crack Distribution
Springfield, MA... A Springfield man was convicted on Wednesday, September 28, 2004 in federal court of possessing over 50 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced that RADELLE HUBBARD, age 29, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to possessing with intent to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.
At yesterday’s plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that on June 7, 2002 HUBBARD was indicted in U. S. District Court in Vermont for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
HUBBARD remained a fugitive until March 18, 2003, when the U. S. Marshals Service in Vermont requested that U. S. Marshals Service Deputies in Springfield attempt to locate HUBBARD at the apartment of his girlfriend in West Springfield. HUBBARD was located and arrested at 76 Colony Road, Apartment 1, West Springfield on that day. At the time of his arrest HUBBARD had 52.2 grams of crack cocaine, 344 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, pans used to cook crack cocaine, and $9,298 in the apartment.
Judge Ponsor scheduled sentencing for January 19, 2005. HUBBARD faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Springfield Task Force.