By Daniel Ingle –
On September 16th, Kevin Martinez, 43, of Fitchburg was sentenced at the United States District Court in Worcester to 22 months in prison and six years of supervised release.
Martinez, on March 23, 2022 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, 280 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as crack cocaine) and 500 grams or more of cocaine.
A fatal fentanyl overdose in September 2018, led law enforcement to begin investigating a drug trafficking organization in the Fitchburg.
Intercepted communications identified the DTO’s cocaine, heroin and fentanyl suppliers, which included Martinez. In October 2019, Martinez delivered nearly 500 grams of cocaine to Pedro Baez.
Over the course of the investigation, agents seized over 1.8 kilograms of a heroin and fentanyl mixture, over 3.6 kilograms of cocaine and over 50 grams of crack cocaine, as well as a stolen, loaded handgun, drug manufacturing equipment and over $376,000.