ALBANY - A Johnstown man was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison after admitting to distributing heroin mixed with fentanyl, federal prosecutors said.
Victor M. Diaz, 30, pleaded guilty in June to possessing and intending to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, prosecutors said.
Diaz was arrested March 7 during a raid on his home, officials said. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and other law enforcement officers found him home alone and sitting near a suitcase that contained 1,740 small glassine bags, prosecutors said.
The bags contained approximately 89 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl. Officers also found a plastic container that contained an additional 53.5 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, prosecutors said.
In addition to his prison time, Diaz also must serve four years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the DEA and Amsterdam Police Department, with assistance from the state police and Gloversville police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett prosecuted.