Car search leads to meth bust

BRISTOL — Police have charged a Center Harbor man with possession of methamphetamine after he was stopped by a police sergeant while allegedly speeding on Pleasant Street.

Charles Whittlesey, no age given, of Center Harbor is charged with one count of reckless operation, one count of possession of a controlled drug, and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Police Chief Michael Lewis said in a media release that police began an investigation after Sgt. Joseph Guerfiero stopped Whittlesey on August 13 at 6:45 p.m.

Police obtained a search warrant for Whittlesey's vehicle from Judge Edwin Kelly and allegedly found an undisclosed amount of cash, a scale, and a substance believed to be methamphetamine. Police said other undisclosed items were also taken from the car.

Lewis said the investigation in ongoing.