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Drug charges against man arrested with Broken Ground teacher continuing

Last modified: 6/19/2013 8:23:26 AM
The case against the Concord man arrested for drug possession alongside a Broken Ground School teacher is continuing, despite the fact that the charges were dismissed at Concord’s district court last month. Matthew Peters was indicted this month by a Merrimack County grand jury on two felonies of possession of a controlled drug.

The police have said 22-year-old Peters and 49-year-old Peggy Sinclair, an elementary school teacher currently on paid administrative leave, were pulled over for illegal passing in Canterbury on April 23. According to an affidavit, the state trooper noted the smell of marijuana coming from the car and received a search warrant for the vehicle when Sinclair and Peters did not consent to him looking inside.

The police said they found the following drugs inside the vehicle: a partially burnt marijuana cigarette, a plastic bag containing a white powder and rock substance believed to be cocaine, a plastic bag containing a large amount of marijuana and 30 bupropion pills in a women’s handbag.

The case against Peters, continuing because of the recent indictments, was initially dropped last month when the state “had no witnesses” at his probable cause hearing, according to court documents.

Sinclair, who has been charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, waived her arraignment on June 10. A trial on that misdemeanor charge has not yet been scheduled.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @tricia_nadolny.)


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