New Bedford, Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

By Tiffany Williams –

On Friday, Jason Cruz, 42, of New Bedford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Between April 2022 and June 2022, Cruz purchased fentanyl from a drug trafficking operation (DTO). He then redistributed it to others. 

Intercepted communications depicted Cruz discussing purchasing the fentanyl from a DTO. In addition, surveillance footage showed members of a DTO visiting Cruz’s residence for brief periods of time, which is consistent with illegal drug trafficking.

U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled Cruz to be sentenced on July 25, 2023.

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