FITCHBURG – A 32-year-old Fitchburg man pleaded guilty in federal court in July to drug distribution charges related to heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.
On Tuesday, November 1, a judge sentenced Anthony Baez to 13 years in federal prison.
An investigation launched in September 2018, following a fatal fentanyl overdose, led law enforcement to the investigation of a Fitchburg based drug trafficking organization led to indictments of Baez, his father, Pedro Baez, Monica Troche and 15 others.
According to court records, Baez was responsible for the distribution of over 1.67 kilograms of a deadly fentanyl and heroin mixture, at least 1.5 kilograms of cocaine and at least 10 grams of cocaine base.
Pedro Baez and Trouche have pled not guilty. Anthony Baez is the first in the case sentenced.