A 32-year-old methamphetamine trafficker from Harwich was sentenced today to serve four to six years in state prison.

Earlier this week, Matthew Chicoine, 32, pled guilty in Fall River Superior Court to a single count indictment charging him with trafficking methamphetamine.

On May 26, 20202 at around 5:30 pm, a Massachusetts State Trooper stopped a vehicle driven Chicoine after he was caught on his cell phone while driving and abruptly changing lanes without signaling on Route 195 in Dartmouth.

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After stopping the vehicle, police say that he observed Chicoine's body leaning toward the passenger side floor, then he quickly sat up while allegedly shaking and sweating profusely.

While speaking to the suspect, police then noticed a pink oval pill in the driver's door, although Chicoine denied taking any medication or drugs. After further investigation, police also observed a Wendy's bag on the floor on the same side the suspect was previously leaning towards.

After Chicoine was removed from the car, a search revealed 552 pink pills in the Wendy's bag, which were later tested and determined to be methamphetamine.

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