Meth, A Mask and Money: NH Police Arrest 'Career Criminal' Armed with Tomahawk and Pistol
Michael Meucci, top, and Matthew Reagan
MANCHESTER- An observation by plain-clothes officers on a late-night shift near a Manchester high school led to the arrest of a felon armed with a tomahawk and a pistol as well as a pile of cash and drugs.
Manchester police say two officers working the 4-12 shift Sunday saw what they considered suspicious activity near a car parked at a business near Central High School. When the car left, they followed it. Police witnessed a motor vehicle violation and pulled the car over. Inside the vehicle were Michael Meucci, 36, of Salem and Matthew Reagan, 35, of Tilton.
During their initial investigation police discovered a small, black box near the vehicle. Inside that box was rolled up cash and suspected Methamphetamine. When they searched a backpack belonging to one of the men, they found even more.
Inside the pack, police found additional meth, scales, packaging material and as well as a mask and a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol with its serial number filed off and a tomahawk.
The total haul of drugs for police amounted to 91.3 grams of Meth, 54 Suboxone strips, 44 blue pills police suspect to be amphetamine, 31.3 grams of heroin and a syringe filled with a brown liquid.
Meucci was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of property without serial numbers, felonious use of a firearm and being an armed career criminal.
Reagan was charged with possession of approximately 2 grams of heroin.
Police had no information immediately available regarding court appearances for either men.