Troop D Community Action Team arrests man for trafficking in Taunton

A motor vehicle stop on Monday night led to the arrest of a man for trafficking in a Class B substance.

At about 5:40 p.m., a trooper from the Troop D Community Action Team stopped a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe on Anderson Street in Taunton due to the operator improperly using his cell phone while driving. As the trooper approached the vehicle, he observed the operator and passenger moving around in the vehicle in a manner that caused him concern that they might be concealing or retrieving a weapon.

The trooper ordered the operator, JAMES CHALMERS, 29, of Attleboro, out of the vehicle and during a pat frisk for weapons, located a bag containing numerous pills believed to be Ecstasy/MDMA, a Class B controlled substance. A further search, with assistance from other troopers assigned to the Troop D Community Action Team led to the discovery of more than $2,900.00 in cash located on the operator’s person.

CHALMERS was placed under arrest for trafficking in a Class B substance. He was also issued a written warning for improper use of a mobile phone while driving. Bail was set at $500.00, pending his arraignment in Taunton District Court.