Russell Joseph

Feb 17, 2016 2:42 PM

Rochester man charged with heroin possession after traffic stop leads to discovery of 3 warrants

PORTSMOUTH - A man was arrested after a traffic stop Saturday morning after police realized he had three warrants out for his arrest and was in possession of heroin at the time of the pullover.

According to, Joseph Russell, 28, Rochester, was pulled over by police for having license plates registered to a different vehicle on his car.

Police then noticed Russell was wanted on the three warrants, one for alleged armed robbery, a second for an alleged burglary and a third for an alleged parole violation from a state prison.

Due to not being registered properly, Russell's car was then towed and as a result of a car search was found to be in possession of heroin.

Police say Russell is being held at the Strafford County House of Corrections and is facing the charges of one count alleging possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, one count alleging misuse of license plates and previous charges for the three outstanding warrants.

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