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Man gets 10 years for cocaine hidden in baby blanket

Omar Osualdo Gutierrez was sentenced for the criminal activity that occurred in 2012, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.
Omar Osualdo Gutierrez. (Photo/Delaware County Sheriff's Office)

DELAWARE -- A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hiding more than 500 grams of cocaine in a baby blanket in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

Omar Osualdo Gutierrez was sentenced for the criminal activity that occurred in 2012, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

According to a press release, in September of 2012, law enforcement seized a baby blanket that had been shipped to a home in Powell from the Dominican Republic and was saturated with 881 grams of cocaine.

After his arrest in 2012, Gutierrez was taken to New York in connection with a federal drug crime. After serving a sentence for that charge, he was brought back to Delaware County Feb. 5, 2018, where he pleaded guilty.

Gutierrez, now 38, faces 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine and five years of post-release control.