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For Immediate Release
January 25, 2015
For more information contact:
Trooper Andrew Frigon
(603) 223-8500

Arrest for Possession of Narcotics/Resisting Arrest/Assault on a Police Officer

On January 28, 2016 at approximately 11:45 P.M. Trooper Andrew Frigon of the State Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) stopped a NH registered 2005 Chrysler Sebring traveling northbound on I-95 in the City of Portsmouth for a motor vehicle violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Douglas Gray, Age 43, Rochester, NH.

Trooper Frigon asked Gray to exit the vehicle so that he could administer field sobriety tests to him, as he showed some signs of narcotic impairment. As Trooper Frigon attempted to administer field sobriety tests Gray appeared to be reaching for a folding knife in his pocket. Trooper Frigon conducted a pat down of Gray for his safety at which time Gray attempted to flee by running to his vehicle. A significant struggle ensued as Trooper Frigon attempted to take Gray into custody. During the altercation Gray assaulted Trooper Frigon several times. Trooper Frigon utilized his Taser in an attempt to subdue Gray. Troopers from the Troop A barracks and officers from the Portsmouth Police Department responded to Trooper Frigon's location and assisted him in taking Gray into custody.

A search of Gray subsequent to arrest revealed approximately 25 grams of suspected Heroin. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Nikole Coe, age 22, Rochester, NH.

Coe was also found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected Heroin and she was also arrested.

Coe was ordered to be held on $2,500 cash or surety and Gray is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Coe is being charged with:

  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug
  • False Reports to Law Enforcement

Gray is being charged with:

  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug with Intent to Distribute
  • Resisting Arrest/Detention
  • Simple Assault on a Police Officer
  • Stop Lamps
douglas gray booking photo nikole coe booking photo
   
 
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