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Fall River man sentenced for dealing heroin



A convicted Fall River drug dealer has been sentenced.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, a 30-year-old Fall River heroin dealer was sentenced to serve at least three years in state prison after being convicted last week in Fall River Superior Court of possession with intent to distribute a class A drug, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Matthew Pankowski pleaded guilty to the single-count indictment.

On June 6, 2017, the defendant was the target of a search warrant executed by Fall River Police at his Aberdeen Street home. Once inside the home, police found 11 bags of heroin packaged for street sale, weighing more than 100 grams. Also located inside the defendant’s bedroom were scales, letters of standing, plastic sandwich bags, bag of rice, and $306 in cash.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Walsh and the three to three-and-a-half years state prison sentence was handed down by Judge Thomas McGuire.

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