Fugitive arrested after traffic stop on Rte 106

BELMONT — A routine traffic stop of a speeding vehicle on Sunday evening led to the arrest of a Gilford man wanted for larceny in Maine, and who allegedly was in possession of a controlled drug, oxycodone, when he was apprehended.

Robert Boyd, 42, of 200 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford was held in Belknap County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash bail as a fugitive from justice charged with possession of a controlled drug, a class B felony.

According to police, Officer Evan Boulanger was patrolling on Route 106 when he spotted the vehicle in a 50 mile-per-hour zone. After stopping the car, he discovered that the driver had an expired license and identified the passenger, Boyd, as his brother. Boulanger discovered that an electronic bench warrant for Boyd's arrest was issued by the 4th Circuit Court — Laconia Division, and subsequently confirmed he was also wanted in Maine.

In his affidavit, Boulanger reported that he handcuffed and searched Boyd, finding a folded dollar bill holding what Boyd told him was a crushed Percocet and a blue pill on the floor of the car that Boyd said belonged to him.

Boyd is scheduled to appear for a probable cause hearing in 4th Circuit Court — Laconia Division on Feb. 2.