Thursday, July 22, 2021

Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin

 Defendant distributed more than 100 grams of heroin over a five-month period

BOSTON – A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to heroin distribution charges.

Eulises Rosado, 51, pleaded guilty to six counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute heroin. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Nov. 19, 2021. Rosado was indicted in January 2019.

Rosado admitted that on six occasions between March 2017 and August 2017, he distributed heroin to a cooperating witness. On five of those occasions, Rosado sold the heroin from his home.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors 

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Office; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. Special assistance was provided by the Pittsfield, Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke and Easthampton Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Mendell’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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