Inmate missing from Calumet House found with 114 grams of packaged pot in Mustang

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MANCHESTER, NH – A Manchester man who was wanted as an escapee from Calumet House was arrested after police conducted a motor vehicle stop Saturday morning.

Eugene Person, 44, of Manchester, was charged with disobeying a police officer, possession of a controlled drug with intent to disstribute and escape.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. Officers Robert Bifsha and Michael Roscoe observed a red Ford Mustang exit the parking lot of 7-Eleven, located at 557 Maple St. The operator failed to use a proper turn signal, so they conducted a motor vehicle stop at Bridge and Pine streets.

Person, who was driving, initially gave a false name to the officers, but they eventually identified him and confirmed Person was wanted on an escape warrant from Hillsborough County. A consent search revealed over 114 grams of marijuana inside the trunk of the Mustang. Each of the individually wrapped bags contained at least 25 grams of marijuana, so Person was additionally charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

Person was placed on escape status from the Calumet House on Sept. 30, 2017. He was originally sentenced in Hillsborough Superior Court on August 5, 2015 to to serve 21 months to 4 years for simple assault. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on August 5, 2015. His maximum release date is August 2, 2019.

Person was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on October 30, 2017.