Police arrest NH residents after finding drugs, guns in car
WOLFEBORO — Police arrested two New Hampshire residents for possession of drugs and transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun. They have since been charged with breach of bail.
On May 24 around 7:40 a.m., John Seymour, 33 of Rochester, was reported trying to sell firearms to various customers in the parking lot of the Three Sisters Country Store. When officers arrived on scene, they observed a man standing at the rear of a BMW vehicle with the trunk open, showing another individual something inside the trunk of the vehicle, police said.
Officers were able to identify two shotguns in the rear of the vehicle.
After receiving consent to search the vehicle from its owner, police found several quantities of different narcotic drugs were discovered inside the vehicle as well as one illegal firearm. Kevin Henderson, of Strafford, was identified as the car's owner, and Jamie Macbrien, 31 of Rochester, was identified as the back seat passenger. All three suspects were found to have drugs on their person at the time of arrest, police said.
Police also found in the vehicle a large drug usage kit containing multiple needles and other drug usage items, police said.
Several other containers were found during the search, one contained a clear liquid, and the other contained a white powder. Both are believed to be some form of controlled drug, but the police department "won’t be certain until it is tested.”
Also found was a small box of shotgun ammunition along with some loose shells, police added.
All suspects were transported to the Carroll County Jail where they were processed and given a court date of July 5, in the Third Circuit Court in Ossipee.
Macbrien and Seymour were charged with breach of bail as they are currently out on bail for crimes committed in other jurisdictions. Seymour was also charged with obstructing government operations and falsifying physical evidence when attempting to hide a needle in his possession in the back seat of one of the patrol vehicles.
Police plan to charge Henderson with possession of the sawed-off shotgun, along with a charge under N.H. Fish and Game violation for transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun in a motor vehicle.
The case will be forwarded to the United State Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Carroll County Attorneys' Office for prosecution.