New Bedford man convicted of attempting to sell two kilograms of cocaine


BOSTON – A New Bedford man found in possession of two kilograms of cocaine will spend six and a half years in prison for conspiring to sell “large quantities” of drugs.

The US attorney’s office said Jaime Torres, 48, was sentenced Thursday to 78 months in prison and five years on probation.

Torres pleaded guilty to multiple conspiracy and drug possession charges in June after investigators found around two kilograms – or just over two bags of standard flour – of cocaine in his storage unit.

They also found a veritable buffet of other drugs, including 117 grams of a mixture of heroin, 55 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl and over 43 grams of methamphetamine.

Authorities said Torres conspired with others to distribute the massive amount of cocaine for most of 2019.

He pleaded guilty to several counts of conspiracy and possession of cocaine as well as possession of 100 grams or more of heroin, 40 grams or more of fentanyl and five grams or more of methamphetamine.

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