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On Wednesday, police seized a large quantity of cash along drugs believed to be fentanyl, Suboxone, methamphetamine and marijuana after a traffic stop in Northumberland. (N.H. STATE POLICE PHOTO)

NORTHUMBERLAND — A Berlin man faces several drug charges after being pulled over in Northumberland on Wednesday afternoon.

At  about 12:09 p.m., troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop for an equipment violation on U.S. Route 3 in the town located in southwest Coos County, about 10 miles north of Lancaster.

The driver reportedly provided a false name to state police and was later identified through investigative efforts as Jason P. Hart, 46, of Berlin.

State police said a roadside investigation showed Hart had an active felony warrant for violating the conditions of his parole, and was operating after suspension for being a certified habitual offender by the N.H. Director of Motor Vehicles.

Hart was subsequently arrested and held without bail for his parole violations. He is currently being held at the Northern New Hampshire correctional facility in Berlin.

Troopers say their investigative efforts led to the discovery of a quantity of what is believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, Suboxone and marijuana.

Hart also had in his possession a large sum of U.S. currency, which was seized as evidence.

Hart will be charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute controlled drugs, state police said.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Troop F Barracks at (603) 846-3333 or troopf@dos.nh.gov.

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