By Alem Senay –

U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, today at the U.S. District Court in Boston sentenced Sebastian Batista, 27, of Fitchburg to 63 months in prison and four years of supervised release.

On February 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.

In November 2020, Batista was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.