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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Joshua S. Levy
, United States Attorney

New Bedford Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON – A New Bedford man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for fentanyl distribution charges.

Hector Diaz, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. In May 2023, Diaz pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl.

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

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Hoefle of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

Boston Field Division