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Holyoke woman admits to heroin distribution

Published: 2/27/2020 5:32:40 PM

SPRINGFIELD — A Holyoke woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to distributing heroin, according to federal officials.

Milagros Gaetan, 50, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Springfield to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin, according to a statement released by the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office. 

According to the release, an undercover officer made two purchases from Gaetan on Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 on Appleton Street. The officer bought one bundle (10 bags) of heroin from Gaetan for cash during the first purchase. On Oct. 7, the officer bought a bundle of heroin and cocaine from Gaetan, the statement said. Gaetan was arrested and charged on Oct. 25.

Gaetan faces up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million, the statement said. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled Gaetan’s sentencing for June 26.

Michael Connors can be reached at [email protected] 

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