RI cops: Massachusetts man caught with 1,000 pills

Photo courtesy of Rhode Island State Police

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they arrested a Massachusetts man when they found more than 1,000 pills of suspected oxycodone in the glove compartment of his vehicle after stopping him on Interstate 95.

28-year-old Christopher Legrand of Brockton, Massachusetts, was arrested Thursday in Cranston. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and driving in possession of a controlled substance.

State troopers say they pulled Legrand over after his vehicle was seen swerving on the highway. Authorities say they searched the car after smelling marijuana and found 1,017 pills in the glove box.

Legrand was arraigned in court and ordered held without bail, pending a status review on May 29. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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