Springfield Man Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution

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BOSTON – A Springfield man was arrested today on a drug offense involving fentanyl distribution.

Christian Camacho, 25, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Camacho was released on conditions following an initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in Springfield before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson.

According to the indictment, in Hampden County on or about March 30, 2022, Camacho knowingly possessed 40 grams or more of fentanyl intended for distribution.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, four years of supervised release and a fine of $2 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; and Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Rollins’ Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.