Former Mass. resident sentenced for trafficking meth in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A former resident of Pepperell, Massachusetts, will serve time in prison after an investigation resulted in the seizure of more than 461 grams of pure crystal methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha said Wednesday.

According to court documents, 38-year-old Peter Walkovich will spend four years in federal prison after pleading guilty in March of this year to a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Indicting documents said Walkovich was arrested in May of 2022, shortly after he drove away from a home in Cranston that was under surveillance by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

When authorities entered the home, they said they found 461.3 grams of 100% pure methamphetamine and other various packaging materials stashed inside three backpack, hidden in his car.

Walkovich will also serve three years of supervised release following his four-year sentence.

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