FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A high-level narcotics dealer from Taunton was sentenced this week to up to eight years in state prison after it was discovered that he had a large quantity of drugs in the sober home where he was living.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Daniel St. Pierre, 38, pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court on March 7 to indictments charging him with trafficking fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Taunton Police executed a search warrant on June 20, 2023 at the sober home located at 57 Church Street. St. Pierre, one of the sober home residents, was the target of the search.

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Police surveilled the home and saw St. Pierre exit while talking on a cell phone. He sat on the front stairs, and a woman walked through the Taunton Green and sat next to St. Pierre on the stairs. Detectives then saw St. Pierre hand something to the woman, which she immediately put in her mouth and washed down with a drink.

Detectives approached the two and the woman admitted she had just purchased three Adderall pills from St. Pierre. She had taken one and put the other two in a cigarette pack. Those pills were seized and St. Pierre was arrested. The pills were later tested and determined to be methamphetamine.

Police led him into his room inside the sober house, where they recovered: 564 grams of methamphetamine, 24 grams of cocaine, and 584 tablets which turned out to be 46 grams of fentanyl.

Detectives also located several “hide cans” used to hide away drugs, as well as plastic bags, three digital scales and $11,126 in cash.

“The defendant was selling large amounts of very dangerous drugs that are upending communities and ruining people’s lives,” District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. “The sentence is appropriate to protect the public.”

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