MANCHESTER, N.H. – A man was arrested for driving while smoking marijuana Tuesday in Manchester, N.H.
At about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, two officers driving an unmarked car to a follow-up investigation smelled marijuana coming from a black Mercedes in front of them. They followed the car for a short time and then pulled the driver over at Union Street and Lake Avenue.
As the officers approached the car, the driver flicked ashes from a hand rolled cigarette or joint, officials say. The smell of burnt marijuana became stronger as the officers got closer to the car.
Police say the driver was nervous and apologized to them as he got out of his car. When asked why he was sorry, he pointed to a joint smoldering on the floor of the car. He was also holding a large bank roll of cash.
He allegedly stated he "had a problem" and admitted to smoking marijuana and using cocaine. After searching his car, police found 24 hypodermic needles, one vile of Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone P-100, Trenbolone A-100, a small package of cocaine, packaging materials and a digital scale.
He was also in possession of various pills including oxycodone, alprazolam and risperidone. Police seized over 122 grams of cocaine and $1,800.
The officers arrested Robert Bourgeois, 51, of Manchester on charges of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and two counts possession of a controlled drug.