Two Waldoboro men arrested in New Hampshire with 20 pounds of pot
Portsmouth, N.H. — According to a press release from the New Hampshire State Police, two Waldoboro men have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute after a trooper found 20 pounds of marijuana in their car.
Joseph Gallagher, 61, and Jason Gallagher, 36, were pulled over Oct. 4 in a 2016 Toyota Camry driving southbound on I-95 in Portsmouth, N.H., for what police said was a motor vehicle violation. When State Trooper Haden Wilber’s K-9 partner Gauge alerted Wilber to the odor of drugs, police obtained a search warrant and found 20 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.
Both men have been released on bail. Under New Hampshire law, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $300,000 fine, without a history of prior convictions.