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Man arrested on drug and gun charges following motor vehicle stop

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According to a Manchester Police press release, received Thursday, May 29, 2014, two Manchester Police officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle for defective equipment, which resulted in the arrest of the operator, who was in possession of a stolen gun, cocaine and marijuana (The press release has not been published to the Manchester Police Website yet).

Police said, Jariel Lafontaine, 23, of Manchester is charged with two counts of the felony, Possession of a Controlled Drug, one count of the misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Drug, Receiving Stolen Property and Carrying a Firearm without a Valid Permit.

Officers Din Jenkins and Ian Fleming were patrolling the area of Bridge Street and Mammoth Road on Thursday, May 29 at approximately 1:15 a.m., when they observed a motor vehicle with defective equipment, police said.

The vehicle’s operator, Lafontaine, was in possession of a digital scale, marijuana, crack cocaine and a stolen, loaded handgun. The handgun was reportedly stolen in Goffstown, New Hampshire according to a police affidavit. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with the aforementioned charges.

Source: Manchester Police Department

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