Methuen Man Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison for Role in Cocaine Conspiracy

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A 26-year-old Methuen man faces up to 20 years in prison and a potential $1 million fine for his role in an alleged cocaine conspiracy, a federal judge ruled this week.

Cesar Rodriguez-Sanquentin was charged May 14 with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, one year after police began investigating him and two Boston men for allegedly trafficking large quantities of narcotics throughout the state.

Luis Alfredo Baez and Luis Mejia Guerrero also charged in connection with the crime.

According to court documents, Rodriguez-Sanquentin was allegedly on his way to deliver over a kilogram of cocaine to Baez at the time of his May 2019 arrest.

As a result of the investigation and the three arrests, cell phones, materials to package drugs for street sales, digital scales and $68,000 in cash was seized, officials said.

Rodriguez-Sanquentin faces up to 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million, the Department of Justice said.

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