- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Holyoke man has been sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in prison for dealing heroin.

Joshua Diaz on Tuesday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute in two different cases.

In the first case, the 27-year-old Diaz was found with 26 packets of heroin on him. In the second case on April 30, 2013, he was found by Holyoke police doing surveillance in the area of South Summer Street with 74 packets of heroin.

The Republican reports that Diaz’s attorney said his client was in the drug trade to support his own “serious” heroin addiction.

Diaz was given credit for the more than a year he has already spent behind bars.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/


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