(STL.News) – A Waterbury, Connecticut man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Bangor for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base (crack), U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Luis “Flacco” Hernandez, 38, to 45 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Hernandez pleaded guilty on May 20, 2019.

According to court records, between January 2016 and July 2017, Hernandez conspired with others to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack transported to Penobscot County from Waterbury, Connecticut. Hernandez sold the drugs and supervised other dealers, as well as “runners” who delivered drugs to others in Penobscot County.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

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