Law enforcement was called to 27 School St. for a meth investigation.
CLAREMONT, NH–Thursday, shortly after 11:00 a.m., Claremont Emergency Services received a call for an unknown medical emergency in the area of School St. Shortly thereafter, a second call came in from a man requesting assistance, but contact with the caller was lost. All three emergency services were sent to the area, and responding emergency learned that the man in distress had likely driven himself to Valley Regional Hospital. Emergency services responded to the hospital and were able to confirm that the male in distress had driven to the facility. Witnesses at the hospital described the man as driving erratically and at a high rate of speed, nearly striking a pedestrian. The man entered the hospital, but shortly thereafter attempted to leave. At that point, officers from the Claremont Police Department made contact with the man and based on their observations and the witness statements, he was ultimately arrested for Driving While Under the Influence.
He was identified as Bradley Ames, 54, 27 School St.
In close proximity to the events outlined above, the Claremont Police Department was investigating a chemical odor complaint at 27 School St. The CPD had also been collecting information recently about a possible methamphetamine cook at the same address. Based on the ongoing investigation, a search warrant was applied for and granted for a search of 27 School St. Assisting in the investigation and ultimate execution of the search warrant were the CPD, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team and the New Hampshire State Police. The search warrant was executed shortly after 4:20 p.m. and the scene was deemed under control shortly after 4:35 p.m. Investigators cleared the scene shortly after 6:50 p.m.
Based on evidence gathered during the investigation and during the execution of the search warrant, Ames faces an additional charge of Conspiracy to Commit the Crime of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a felony. He was arraigned the following day in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division. Additional arrests are expected as a result of this ongoing investigation, said Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott.
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