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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.


    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.

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