Springfield man sentenced to 4 years for heroin trafficking

BOSTON (AP) —

A Springfield man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme.

Marcos Pena, 31, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in June 2019. He also was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

Prosecutors say Pena admitted to transporting dozens of kilos of heroin from New York City to Springfield, where the drug would be packaged at heroin mills. Pena also sold heroin to a government witness twice in 2016, prosecutors say.

Another defendant in the case, Alberto Marte, also pleaded guilty to selling heroin to the witness, among other charges. Marte was previously sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role.