Nashua man in NH traffic stop faces drug charge after incident with juvenile in car
NASHUA — A Nashua man, pulled over for a motor vehicle violation Tuesday night, is facing an additional charge of endangering the welfare of a child after what police say was an incident involving drugs that took place in his vehicle.
Police stopped Steven Fleury, 36, of 16 Central St., Apt. 1, Nashua in the area of Bridge Street on Tuesday evening for a motor vehicle inspection violation. Officers determined that Fleury, who was the operator of the vehicle, was a habitual offender and he was then taken into custody.
Fleury was charged with operating after being certified as a habitual offender, special felony and driving without giving proof, a class A misdemeanor.
During the course of the investigation it was later learned that prior to Fleury being taken into custody, he had provided a juvenile, who had been in the vehicle, a controlled drug in an attempt to evade police detection.
As a result he was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled drug, class B felony, charges was added.
A special felony is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, exclusive of fines. A Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, exclusive of fines. A class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year of imprisonment, exclusive of fines.
Fleury was held on $25,000 cash bail.