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For Immediate Release
October 6, 2016
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Trooper Haden Wilber

Arrest for Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute

joseph gallagher booking photo

On October 4, 2016 at approximately 3:00 PM Trooper Haden Wilber of the State Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) stopped a 2016 Toyota Camry for motor vehicle violations on Interstate 95 southbound in the City of Portsmouth.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Joseph Gallagher, age 61, Waldoboro, Maine. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Jason Gallagher, age 36,
Waldoboro, Maine.

Trooper Wilberís K-9 "Gauge" alerted to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle, which was subsequently seized. With the coordinated efforts of the State Police Mobile Enforcement Team and the State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit a search warrant was obtained and executed on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed over 20 pounds of Marijuana hidden inside the trunk. Both Joseph and Jason Gallagher were arrested they were both were released on bail. They are due to appear in the 10th Circuit Court on Portsmouth on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute on December 12, 2016.

   
 
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