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Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Authorities seized nearly seven ounces of meth with an estimated street value of more than $44,000



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    Laconia, NH Police Department
    Peter Dauphin

    Police in Laconia, New Hampshire say a motor vehicle stop for a minor infraction led to a major felony drug arrest.

    Police say they stopped a car driven by Peter Dauphin of Laconia Saturday night and determined he was using license plates from another vehicle.

    They took the car into custody and say they discovered about an ounce of what they believe to be crystal methamphetamine.

    Authorities say they then obtained a warrant to search Dauphin's garage - Gilford Auto Repair - and seized about seven ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $44,000, as well as $11,000 in cash.

    Dauphin is being held at the Belknap County Jail pending arraignment in district court in Laconia. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer. 

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