Henniker traffic stop leads to drug arrest, K-9 unit detects narcotics

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HENNIKER — A routine traffic stop on Route 202&9 led to a drug arrest after a police K-9 alerted officers to the presence of narcotics on May 26.

Officer Christian Kyle of the Henniker Police Department stopped a vehicle for a missing inspection sticker.

Suspecting the driver might have controlled narcotics, Kyle called for assistance from a drug-sniffing dog.

Sgt. Nick Hodgen and his K-9 partner, Voight, from the Hillsboro Police Department, responded to the request.

Voight conducted an exterior sniff of the vehicle and signaled the presence of controlled narcotics, leading to the vehicle’s seizure pending a search warrant.

The driver, whose identity has not been released, opted to take a ride offered by the police.

However, during the process, a small bag containing a white powdery substance believed to be fentanyl was discovered in the individual’s pocket.

The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

After the search warrant for the vehicle was approved, authorities found several more baggies containing substances presumed to be illegal drugs.

The driver now faces additional charges, including possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute.

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