By Tiffany Williams –
On May 1, 2923 at the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, Pedro Diaz, 45, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release.
On January 6, 2023, Diaz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
Diaz was arrested on November 14, 2021 as part of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.
The HIDTA Task Force was investigating a drug trafficking network led by Landdy Rodriguez, also known as “Oso,” of Waterbury, Connecticut.
In August 2021, investigators intercepted phone calls during which Rodriguez arranged for Ramon Oquendo, also known as “Mimo,” of Waterbury, to supply fentanyl to other drug distributors, including Diaz.
After Diaz engaged in a drug transaction with Rodriguez and Oquendo in Waterbury in August 2021, a Pennsylvania State Trooper stopped Diaz’s car in Pennsylvania and seized 48 grams of fentanyl.