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Police: Traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, and cash

New Hampshire Union Leader

May 13. 2018 10:05PM
Michael Meucci, left, and Matthew Reagan 

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.

Manchester Police said this evidence was found during an arrest of two men Sunday. (COURTESY)

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.

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