A Mashpee man is facing several charges, including trafficking fentanyl, following a traffic stop in Sandwich on Sunday.
An officer traveling on Route 130 at 10 PM reported seeing a vehicle cross the center lane, nearly striking the cruiser head-on. The officer turned around and stopped the grey Infinity.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Kenneth B. Roche, 24, of Mashpee.
Police asked Mr. Roche to exit the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests, at which point the officer noticed a bag of white powder, which they believed to be fentanyl. Mr. Roche failed the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest, police said.
While searching Mr. Roche’s vehicle, police reported finding several pills. According to police, Mr. Roche said that the white powder was 15 grams of fentanyl and that the pills were Klonopin.
Mr. Roche was charged with trafficking more than 10 grams of fentanyl, distribution of a Class C drug, and a marked lanes violation.