Fugitive From New Hampshire Caught In Maine With Drugs, Firearms
Maine State Police arrested a New Hampshire man who is wanted in his home state, and was in possession of guns and drugs.
Troopers came across 31-year-old Richard Fortier on Heath Road in Lebanon on May 15th, as he was trying to hide in the woods. They stopped to speak to him and found a revolver where he had been hiding. Police say, initially, the Allenstown, New Hampshire man gave them a false name.
Once they established his identity, police learned that he had an extraditable warrant out of New Hampshire for Receiving Stolen Property. Fortier was also on probation there and had an extensive criminal history that included felony convictions. A search of the area near where he was found turned up 25 grams of Crystla Meth, Cocaine, Suspected Fentanyl, prescription medication, an assortment of ammunition, and a loaded 16 gauge shotgun.
Fortier was taken to the York County Jail and charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and being a fugitive from justice. Additional federal charges are also expected. He was held on $20,000 bail.