2 NH men found with cocaine after being pulled over for failing to use turn signal
MANCHESTER — Two men have been arrested for the possession of crack cocaine after a motor vehicle stop on Tuesday.
At around 7:20 p.m., Officer Cody Healy stopped a 2000 Saturn for failure to use a directional signal near Barry Avenue. As he started to exit his fully marked police car, Officer Healy observed a man in the back seat open the door and attempt to get out of the vehicle. Police said the man complied when the officer told him to get back into the car.
When speaking with the driver, Kristina Olson, 42 of Hudson, Officer Healy noted the man in the back seat began to reach into his pockets. The officer, noticing the suspicious act, asked the man in the back seat to leave his hands in plain view.
Officer Kyle Daly arrived on scene as Olson granted permission to a search of her vehicle.
While conducting a pat down on the rear passenger, Officer Healy located a small container with 6 small plastic bags containing 2.9 grams of crack cocaine. The passenger, Michael Hughes, 26, was placed into custody and charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
Officer Daly located three small bags containing 1.6 grams of crack cocaine on the seat where passenger Jason Ball, 47, had been sitting. Ball was arrested and charged with the possession of a controlled drug.
Olson was not charged and was released from the scene.
Both Hughes and Ball are set to appear in the ninth Circuit Court-Manchester on May 10.