Taunton Man Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl
FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A Taunton man was sentenced to four years in state prison last week after he was convicted of trafficking fentanyl.
According to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, Adrian Montalvo, 45, pled guilty to two indictments charging him with trafficking fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug.
Montalvo was arrested on January 3, 2017, when he was pulled over in Taunton by a Massachusetts State Police trooper for failing to signal when turning.
During the traffic stop, the trooper noticed the smell of burning marijuana in the car and asked Montalvo if he had anything else on him. Montalvo replied, “a finger of heroin” and then ran. The trooper caught up with him about 40 yards away and placed him in custody.
Montalvo was found to be in possession of more than 20 grams of fentanyl and more than $1,400 in cash.
Montalvo was released on bail but then was arrested again in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in October 2019 for trafficking over two kilos of fentanyl as well as gun charges.
He was indicted federally and was recently sentenced to no less than 10 years in federal prison. His four-year sentence in Bristol County will run concurrently to his federal prison term.
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