A New Bedford man appeared in U.S. Federal Court on Thursday, the day after he was arrested on drug distribution charges involving Fentanyl.

Hector Diaz, 44, was indicted on two counts of distribution of, and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Diaz was released onconditions, following an initial appearance Thursday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith Dein.

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According to the indictment, on two occasions between December 2020 and January 2021, Diaz distributed and possessed with intent to distribute fentanyl in New Bedford.

The U.S Attorney's Office says the charge of possession witn intent to distribute fentanyl provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, anywhere from three years to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million.  No other details were disclosed.


Information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massacchusetts

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