SANBORNTON — Police have charged a Nashua man with driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled drugs, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle — all after a traffic stop Saturday night.
Chief Stephen Hankard said Stephen West, 60, was driving a 2014 GMC pickup on Route 127 near Burleigh Hill Road when he was stopped by an officer on patrol who suspected West was driving under the influence of alcohol.
After his arrest, an inventory search was conducted prior to towing of West's truck and the officer allegedly found a glass pipe consistent with one typically used to smoke crack cocaine.
The search was stopped, the vehicle impounded and a warrant was obtained to continue the search, during which police found hypodermic needles, narcotic prescription drugs, more drug paraphernalia and a loaded .22 magnum revolver.
West has been released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division on May 18.
Hankard said the Tilton police assisted Sanbornton with the arrest and the investigation is ongoing.
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