Pittsfield man arrested on drug charges at Hooksett gas station

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HOOKSETT — A Pittsfield man was arrested at a local gas station Monday for drug possession with intent to distribute, according to Hooksett Police Department.

Shane Russell, 37, was taken into custody at the Circle K gas station on 86 West River Rd. after Officer Kapteyn identified him as a wanted individual.

Russell had an outstanding warrant from the Belknap County Superior Court for failing to appear on charges of possession of methamphetamine and DUI with serious bodily injury.

He was also found operating a vehicle with a false inspection sticker.

Upon arrest, Officer Kapteyn discovered a cut straw with tan powder inside and a bill containing suspected fentanyl on Russell’s person.

A subsequent search warrant for his vehicle led to the seizure of approximately 158 grams of suspected fentanyl, 44 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, and 16 grams of suspected crack cocaine.

The items were individually packaged, suggesting intent to distribute, and were found alongside packaging equipment and a digital scale.

Russell is facing three felony counts of possession with intent to distribute and a class A misdemeanor for displaying a false inspection sticker.

He is scheduled for arraignment at the 6th Circuit-Hooksett District Court on March 14 at 8:15 a.m.

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