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Manchester Police K-9 Detects Drugs in Vehicle

Feb 18

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2/18/2011 9:47 AM  RssIcon


On 02-17-11 at about 6:00 PM, Manchester officers on routine patrol observed a motor vehicle violation and initiated a motor vehicle stop in the Rite Aid parking lot at 122 McGregor Street. Upon making contact with the driver and passenger, they made observations that lead them to believe illegal drugs were present inside the vehicle. A Manchester Police K-9 Unit was called to the scene to conduct an exterior “sniff” of the vehicle. The K-9 indicated the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. It was subsequently seized and towed form the scene for further investigation.

As the K-9 conducted the search, one of the officers conducting the stop discovered the passenger in possession of 5 prescription pills tied inside a plastic baggie. The pills were later determined to be Oxycodone. The passenger was subsequently arrested and identified as:
Xavier Saldana
19 years old
Hyde Park, MA
In the booking area, Saldana was found in possession of an additional 20 pills of Oxycodone wrapped in a plastic baggie. A subsequent search of the vehicle recovered some marijuana and cash also linked to Saldana. He was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug With the Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Controlled Drug.
Subsequent to this motor vehicle stop, the owner of the vehicle was contacted and identified as:
Jose Gomez
37 Years old
Manchester NH
It was determined that Gomez had an active warrant for his arrest. Gomez acknowledged the warrant and agreed to turn himself in, reporting to the police department at about 8:30 PM. During the booking process, he was found in possession of 6 pills wrapped in a plastic baggie concealed in a sock. These pills were also determined to be Oxycodone. Gomez was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.

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