Cocaine trafficker gets sentenced up to four years in Fall River
FALL RIVER, R.I. (WLNE) - A Fall River man was sentenced to up to four years in prison for cocaine trafficking early Monday in Fall River Superior Court.
Kyle Schwartz, 29, pleaded guilty to a single-count incident according to Bristol County District Attorney, Thomas M. Quinn III.
In January 2018, police obtained a search warrant for Schwartz's residence where they found two, 50-gram bags of cocaine, digital scales and $6,595 in cash.
Schwartz was charged with trafficking in excess of 36 grams of cocaine and later failed to arrive at his court date.
In January 2019 Schwartz failed to appear for his next scheduled court date and his bail was forfeited.
Officials state that Schwartz eluded re-arrest until July 30, 2019, when he was re-apprehended in Fall River.
“This is another example of a defendant engaged in the sale of drugs, which is undermining our communities," said District Attorney Quinn. "He defaulted from the court, but fortunately was re-apprehended, and has been held accountable for cocaine trafficking.”