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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged With Intent To Distribute

Eddie Baez, 31 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine within 1000 feet of a playground and one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(b)(1)(B), 846, and 860, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum of 120 years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment, a period of supervised release, a $10 million dollar fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Priya De Souza.                                                             

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 22, 2016