, Derry, New Hampshire

Crime / Court

January 26, 2012

Men charged after hash found in suspicious package


Police stopped the car, driven by Samuel Ruoff, 20, of Antrim.

When Ruoff was asked why he was in the area, police said his response didn't make sense. He told police he had just called a friend he was looking for. When police asked to see his phone to verify what he had told them, Ruoff did something to render the phone inoperable, police said.

Based on his behavior and the fact he was at UPS with Reynolds, Ruoff was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit (possession with intent to distribute), falsifying physical evidence and possession of a controlled drug.

Both men were taken to the county jail and held on $100,000 cash bail. They were still incarcerated earlier this week.

The arrest was unusual for several reasons, not the least of which was the fact it involved hashish, a drug not often in the news in the region.

"I've been a cop for over 15 years and I don't remember anything like this," Jones said Monday. "It's very rare to see hash."

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