Former Massachusetts Resident Admits to Methamphetamine trafficking in Rhode Island

By DJ Harding –

A former Pepperell, MA, man arrested during an FBI Safe Streets Task Force drug trafficking investigation that led to the seizure of more than 461 grams of pure crystal methamphetamine.

ID as Peter Walkovich 38 pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence to conspiracy and drug trafficking charges which was announced by United States Attorney Zachary A Cunha.

According to the information presented in court, Walkovich was arrested on May 22, 2022, shortly after he drove away from a Cranston residence in a vehicle that was found to contain three backpacks.

The backpacks and various other packaging materials that held a total of 461.23 grams of 100% pure methamphetamine The residence was under surveillance by FBI Safe Streets Task Force agents at the time. Also seized was a total of $21,711 in cash.

Walkovich pleaded guilty as charged by way of indictment to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Walkovich is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15, 2023. The defendant’s sentence will be determined by a federal district judge after consideration of the U.S Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

A man ID as Charles Bersch 38 of Providence RI is a co-defendant in this matter is awaiting trial on similar charges. A federal indictment is merely an accusation.

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