Jan 30, 2016 9:50 AM

Police: Heroin found on driver, passenger after traffic stop on I-95 in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH - State police say they have charged two people from Rochester with drug possession after finding heroin during a traffic stop.

Douglas Gray, 43, and Nikole Coe, 22, face multiple charges.

Police say they stopped a car on Interstate 95 shortly before midnight on Thursday. The trooper asked Gray, the driver, to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. When Gray appeared to be reaching for something in his pocket, the trooper conducted a pat down to check for possible weapons. During the pat down, Gray allegedly tried to run back to his car and fought with the trooper as he tried to take Gray into custody.

Several additional officers from the state police and Portsmouth police were called in to assist. After taking him into custody, police say they found Gray in possession of about 25 grams of suspected heroin. Nikole Coe, the passenger, was also found in possession of suspected heroin.

Gray was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Coe was charged with possession of heroin and making a false report to law enforcement.

They were both arraigned on Friday in Portsmouth District Court where bail was set at $10,000 cash for Gray and $2,500 for Coe.

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