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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – A Fall River man has been sentenced to up to 6 years in state prison for drug trafficking charges.

According to the Bristol County District Attorneys Office, 42-year-old Michael Klein pleaded guilty to the charges against him. He was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 4 to 6 years in prison.

Klein was charged with trafficking 36 grams of cocaine, possession of suboxone, and possession of lorazerpam.

After an investigation into Klein made by the SouthEastern Massachusetts Gang Unit, a search warrant was issued for Klein’s home. There, authorities found approximately 56 grams of cocaine along with indications that he planned to distribute the drugs.

In a statement made by District Attorney Thomas Quinn on Wednesday, he said “I am pleased that the defendant has been taken off the streets for drug trafficking for up to six years.  He has a history of drug dealing and is contributing to the drug epidemic in our city.”

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