Two Waldoboro men arrested in New Hampshire with 20 pounds of pot

Oct 07, 2016
Courtesy of: New Hampshire State Police Twenty pounds of marijuana were found in a car driven by two Waldoboro men during a traffic stop on I-95 in Portsmouth, N.H. K-9 Officer Gauge, at left, tipped off his handler that the car was carrying drugs.

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.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Judy Olson | Oct 09, 2016 10:22

Officer Gauge is one handsome dude.



Posted by: leonard lookner | Oct 08, 2016 11:45

Too bad the red sox can use all the fans that they can have now



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