Loudonville man sentenced for role in Capital Region cocaine conspiracy

A man from Loudonville learned his fate Tuesday for his role in a Capital Region cocaine conspiracy.

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Jesus Baez will spend the next 5 years in prison for having cocaine and planning to sell it, the U.S attorney’s office said.

He admitted’ to shipping cocaine from Puerto Rico to the Capital Region between June and December of 2021.

The cocaine was shipped in bricks weighing one kilogram and taken to a house maintained by Baez on Fifth Avenue in Troy, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Baez is also under probation for 4 years following his release.