FALL RIVER — A Fall River man has been sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine after authorities seized around two kilograms of the drug in 2019.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the sentencing yesterday for Alexander Santiago Medina, 33, known as "Flaco."

He will also get four years of supervised release.

In March, Santiago Medina pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine.

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According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Santiago Medina and his co-conspirators agreed to distribute two kilograms of cocaine over the course of several months in 2019.

Authorities seized the drugs from one of Santiago Medina's co-conspirators following the lengthy investigation.

After his December 2019 arrest, investigators also found a firearm and around 40 grams of a substance containing fentanyl in a storage unit he used.

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