BOSTON – A 30-year-old Worcester man pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Boston in connection with drug trafficking charges.

Freiber Betancourth pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute fentanyl and heroin and one count of distributing fentanyl and heroin.

Betancourth will sentenced on Aug. 29, 2019.

Betancourth worked for a MassDOT/ EZ Pass contractor in Auburn. From June to September 2018, Betancourth distributed heroin and fentanyl on multiple occasions, including in the parking lot outside of his workplace — where he also stored drugs.

Betancourth obtained these drugs from Albeiro Gomez, sold the drugs to a particular customer, and then provided most of the cash proceeds to Gomez.

As previously reported, Gomez, 48, of Worcester, was indicted on May 16, 2019, on charges of distribution of heroin and fentanyl.

Betancourth faces a minimum sentence of five years and no greater than 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


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