Meth and assault charges filed following protracted struggle with Lebanon police officers

LEBANON - A suspect who engaged in a prolonged struggle with police during the early hours of Saturday morning is now facing drug and assault charges.

    Nicholas Currier, 40, of Springfield, New Hampshire has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine as well as drunk driving, resisting arrest and simple assault on a police officer. 

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    Lebanon Police said that just before 1 a.m. on Saturday Lebanon Police Sergeant Michael Wright was investigating a suspicious vehicle on High Street when he encountered Currier who "became resistive and subsequently fought with officer."

    Several Lebanon patrol officers responded to assist and the male was eventually taken into custody after a prolonged struggle, police said.  

    During a search of Currier's person police reported finding meth along with a syringe and a glass pipe.

    Currier was processed and released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned before the Grafton County Superior Court on January 21st.

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