Last week, 43-year-old Hsu Feng Chiu of Falmouth pleaded guilty in Barnstable Superior Court to cocaine trafficking charges, according to a statement from Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's Office.
Authorities began a 6-month investigation in August 2011 based on information that Chiu was dealing cocaine in the Falmouth area. Chiu's arrest in January lead to the seizure of 1,00 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $150,000.
At the time of his arrest, Chiu was charged with four counts of trafficking cocaine (28-100 grams) and three counts of distributing cocaine.
Following his guilty plee, Barnstable Superior Court Judge Robert Rufo sentenced Chiu to 7 to 9 years in state prison followed by 5 years supervised probation, according to the DA's office. In addition to jail time, Chiu forfeited a 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup and $148,784.
The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Michael Trudeau.
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