Routine traffic stop nets guns, drugs, and a wanted teen
May 27. 2015 9:02PM
MANCHESTER — A routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two teens and the seizure of two loaded handguns, one with its serial numbers scratched off, police said.
Officer Angeline Alexakos pulled over a car at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday near Silver and Beech streets. Three teens — two boys and a girl — were inside the white Subaru.
Police said as Alexakos approached the car she smelled burned marijuana.
Drew Fuller, 17, of 284 Silver St., was the driver, while David Hamilton, 17, of 138 Willow St., was in the backseat.
A 17-year-old girl, whose name police did not release, was in the front passenger seat.
Hamilton was arrested on a warrant out of Hooksett. Police said when he was searched they found 9.3 grams of marijuana and he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Fuller and the teenage girl were removed from car, which then was searched. Police said they found two loaded, .32 caliber silver revolvers. One of the guns appeared to have a "scratched" serial number.
Fuller was arrested on two counts of carrying a firearm without a license; changing marks on pistol or revolver; and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. When he was searched, police said they found 10.7 grams of heroin, with a street value of more than $1,000.
At Fuller's arraignment Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, he told Judge William Lyons, "I didn't know the firearms were there."
Fuller could enter no plea to the felony drug possession with intent charge, so a probable cause hearing was set for June 9. A judge will hear evidence that day and decide whether to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Fuller pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor charges and trial was set for July 9.
Police prosecutors requested $10,000 cash/surety bail for Fuller, but the judge set bail at $6,000 cash/surety.
Hamilton's bail was set at $500 personal recognizance, He then was released to Hooksett police for their outstanding warrant.