Fitchburg Man Sentenced to 63 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking
BOSTON – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell announced that Sebastian Batista, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 63 months in prison and four years of supervised release.
In November 2020, Batista was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
On Feb. 28, 2019, Batista participated in multiple phone calls in which he agreed to sell 200 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating witness in a residential area of Waltham. Later that night, Batista arrived at the meeting location and was arrested. Officers searched Batista’s vehicle and found approximately 200 grams of fentanyl in plastic wrapping underneath the driver’s seat.
The case was investigated by the DEA and valuable assistance was provided by the Waltham Police Department and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.