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Easthampton Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Cocaine and Marijuana Charges

FEB 23 (WORCESTER, Mass.) – An Easthampton man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Worcester, MA in connection with distributing cocaine and marijuana.    David Dulchinos, 50, pleaded guilty to one count each of distribution of cocaine and distribution of marijuana.  U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for May 24, 2016.

On Feb. 7, 2014, Dulchinos distributed controlled substances to an individual cooperating with federal agents.  The transaction was captured on video and audio recordings.  Dulchinos pleaded guilty to distributing nearly 400 grams of cocaine and 27 grams of marijuana in connection with that transaction.   The charge of distribution of cocaine provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $1 million.  The charge of distribution of marijuana provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.  

Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of  the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England; United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; and Easthampton Police Chief Bruce McMahon, made the announcement. 


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