BOSTON (WBSM) — A New Bedford man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for fentanyl distribution.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy, Hector Diaz, 45, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV after Diaz pleaded guilty in May 2023 to two counts of distributing fentanyl and possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

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Diaz had faced a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, anywhere from three years to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Diaz distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl on two occasions between December 2020 and January 2021 in the New Bedford area.

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