A Traffic Stop Was Just the Beginning for This Suspected NH Drug Dealer
A suspected Manchester drug dealer is facing several charges based on a pair of search warrants and a traffic stop where police found pot.
Problems began for Nicholas Pena, 22, on April 2 when the city's gang prevention unit pulled him over on Belmont Street for driving a motor vehicle when his license was suspended. Officers on the traffic stop reported seeing marijuana in plain sight and charged him with operating after suspension, a second offense, and transportation of a controlled drug.
The vehicle was impounded, and it was then police applied for a search warrant. A quarter pound of pot was found in the vehicle and more charges ensued- possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
This week, on April 10, the Manchester Police SWAT team joined the Gang Prevention Unit and Special Enforcement Division teamed up to execute another search warrant, this time at Pena's Merrimack Street apartment. It was there police say they found two pounds of marijuana, more than $600, scales and packaging material. Pena was handed another charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, as well as contempt of court.
Photo- Manchester Police Department
Pena was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Court- North Tuesday, April 10.