Oct 5, 2016 1:35 PM

Charges dropped for man accused of selling synthetic marijuana, officials still want $6K

PELHAM — Charges have been dropped for a man accused of selling synthetic marijuana out of a local cigarette store, but prosecutors are seeking to claim over $6,000 in cash found during a police raid.

Charges against Michael Matte of Hudson were dropped as part of an agreement that allows him to avoid facing felony drug charges, the Union Leader reported.

The charges were dropped under certain conditions that remain under seal, but Matte is still contesting efforts by federal prosecutors to seize $6,605 in cash found during a police raid on Aug. 15, 2014 at Ace Discount Cigarettes.

The forfeiture case has been scheduled for trial on Oct. 17, 2017.

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