HOOKSETT, N.H. (WHDH) - A convicted felon in New Hampshire who lied about his identity when approached by officers was found to be in possession of knives, methamphetamine and other drugs Monday evening, Hooksett police said.
Officers who stopped a car on Hooksett Road around 6:15 p.m. for an equipment violation learned the passenger gave them a false name after a booking photo for the name wasn’t a match, according to police.
They soon figured out his identity to be 30-year-old Ryan Gillespy, of Ashland, and that he had two warrants for his arrest out of Belknap and Grafton County Superior Courts, police said.
After being taken into custody, police say he was also found to be in possession of a large quantity of cash.
Officers also located a backpack in the car belonging to Gillespy, which contained about five grams of meth, a small amount of what was believed to be heroin/fentanyl and other drug equipment, according to police.
He also reportedly had three knives that he was prohibited from possessing due to prior felony drug convictions.
Gillespy was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug, one count of intent to sell a controlled drug and felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.
He is scheduled to appear in Merrimack Superior Court on Tuesday.
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