NH police find 17 jars of marijuana, 10 marijuana plants in man’s car

A New Hampshire man is facing drug charges after police found 2 pounds of marijuana and 10 marijuana plants in his car. 

According to New Hampshire state police, a trooper stopped a car for tailgating another car on I-95 southbound shortly after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

Upon speaking to the driver of the car, who was identified as 26-year-old Michael Donovan of Westminster, the trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

The trooper called for a K-9 unit to come to the scene, and the K-9 also positively alerted the police to the presence of a controlled drug odor.

Police had the car towed to the state police barracks in Epping, and Donovan was released at the scene. 

After obtaining a search warrant for the car, police discovered 17 glass jars containing approximately two pounds of marijuana and 10 marijuana plants.  The estimated value of the marijuana is approximately $35,000.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Donovan, charging him with possession of a controlled drug, transportation of a controlled drug, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

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