Police: Traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, and cashBy PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 13. 2018 10:05PM
MANCHESTER — Two New Hampshire men face are facing multiple drug and weapons-related charges.
Police Sgt. Chris Biron said officers Cody Healy and Ryan Olsen were conducting a plainclothes patrol during the 4-12 p.m. shift Sunday when they reported seeing what they termed "suspicious" activity around a car parked near Manchester High School Central.
Police followed the car and observed several motor vehicle violations; they pulled over the car in the area of Beech and Orange streets. After a roadside interview and investigation, police arrested Michael Meucci, 36, of Salem after locating a small black container in the area of the vehicle where Meucci had been sitting.
In the container they found a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, suboxone strips and heroin, along with rolled-up U.S. currency. After his arrest, a backpack police say Meucci had been carrying was searched and more methamphetamine was found, along with scales, packaging materials, a mask and weapons; a Tomahawk and a .22 semi-automatic pistol with the serial number filed off.
In all, police seized 91.3 grams of methamphetamine, 31.3 grams of heroin, 54 suboxone strips, 44 blue pills — which police believe to be an amphetamine Schedule II controlled drug — and a syringe filled with 70 units of brown liquid.
Meucci was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of property without serial numbers, felonious use of a firearm and being an armed career criminal.
Another passenger, identified by police as Matthew Reagan, 35, of Tilton, was arrested after approximately 2 grams of heroin were found in his possession, police said. He was charged with possession of a controlled drug.