Man who received pot shipments gets prison time


BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who had more than 100 pounds of marijuana sent from California to a Massachusetts shipping company has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Michael Chen, of Providence, was sentenced after a Plymouth Superior Court jury found him guilty Wednesday of drug trafficking.

The 41-year-old Chen was arrested in December 2017 after he picked up two large crates from a Cape Cod Express facility in Wareham that were listed as containing “plastics.”

Shipping company officials had called police to report the suspicious crates.

Chen denied knowing what was in the crates, but police say they found 109 pounds of marijuana in them.

Records show Chen had received approximately 10 similar shipments previously, all from the same California address.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 4/9/21: Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community