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    Holyoke man pleads guilty to heroin distribution charge

    A Holyoke man pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of heroin distribution, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

    Angel Baez, 28, was arrested after a five-month investigation into drug trafficking in Springfield and Holyoke, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a press release.

    He possessed and distributed the drug in Holyoke on April 20 and 26, 2016, according to the release.

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    Baez also has several previous drug convictions involving cocaine and heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

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    He faces up to 30-years in prison, a $1 million fine, and six-years of supervised release.

    Sentencing was set for March 1.

    Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com