Fugitive busted with quarter pound of pot after failing to use turn signalUnion Leader staff
October 30. 2017 12:07PM
MANCHESTER - An inmate who walked away from a halfway house in Manchester was picked up almost a month later in a traffic stop that also led to police confiscating about a quarter-pound of marijuana, police said Monday.
Eugene Person, 44, of Manchester, initially gave a false name to police, who were able to learn his real identity and that he was wanted on an escape warrant from Hillsborough County, police said in a release.
Person was leaving a 7-Eleven about 12:25 a.m. Saturday in a red Ford Mustang and was pulled over after failing to use a proper signal, according to the release.
Officers searched the car and found more than 114 grams of marijuana, some of which was packaged in individual bags to be sold, police said.
The Department of Corrections placed Person on escape status after he walked away from Calumet House on Sept. 30.
Police said he was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Monday to face charges of escape, disobeying a police officer and possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute.