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Sometimes Going the Speed Limit Isn’t Your Best Bet

A 31-year-old New Hampshire man got the attention of a Massachusetts state trooper in the early hours after midnight because he was going the speed limit on Route I-495 in Westford.

“The vehicle’s speed and lane of travel indicated to me that the driver was using extreme caution so as to avoid the attention of police,” a state trooper wrote in his report, according to the Lowell Sun.

When the trooper noticed the car might be heading toward Lawrence, which he later called “the primary illegal drug source” for southwestern New Hampshire, he decided to keep an eye out for it returning to New Hampshire.

At about 2:30 a.m., the trooper spotted the car heading north, and he followed him until he saw something he could use to pull over the driver:  crossing a marked lane.

Between the two men in the car, police found about 41 grams of heroin and 66 grams of cocaine, according to the Lowell Sun. They were both arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

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