Police K9 Sniffs Out 30 Lbs. of Marijuana in Vehicle’s Trunk

Two men are facing drug possession charges

NH State Police

Two people were arrested after a police K9 sniffed out a trunk full of drugs following a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 95 in New Hampshire earlier this week.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, a New Hampshire State Police trooper pulled over a 2016 Toyota Camry on I-95 south in Portsmouth for motor vehicle violations.

The trooper's K9 picked up an odor of drugs inside the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained, and more than 20 pounds of marijuana were found hidden in the trunk.

The driver, Joseph Gallagher, 61, and a passenger, Jason Gallagher, 36, both of Waldoboro, Maine were charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

They were released on bail and are scheduled to appear in Portsmouth District Court on Dec. 12.

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