Three Londonderry teenagers were arrested early Tuesday morning on drug and alcohol charges after they were stopped on Greeley Street in Merrimack for suspicious behavior.
Merrimack Police say Officer Joseph Goodridge observed a young man acting strangely in a car parked at a car wash at Exit 11. When the car left the business and then pulled over with its hazard lights on, police say Goodridge approached the vehicle.
While talking with the operator of the car, Russell R. Millken, 19, of 1 Iroquois Circle, Londonderry, Goodridge said he noticed signs of drug impairment. Upon further investigation, Millken was discovered to be in possession of marijuana. His passengers, Tyler D. Veilleux, 18, of 35 Wilshire Drive, Londonderry, and Sean W. O'Gorman, of 147 Litchfield Road, Londonderry, were determined to be intoxicated.
All three were arrested and transported to the Merrimack Police Department. During a subsequent search of the vehicle police say they found numerous bottles of alcohol that were alleged to have been stolen from a convenience store in another community.
Millken was charged with alcohol possession by a minor, possession of marijuana, transportation of alcohol, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and an open container violation. He was released on $3,000 personal recognizance bail.
Veilleux and Gorman were each charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and released on $750 personal recognizance bail. All three are due in Merrimack district court on Jan. 29.
The case remains under investigation by the Merrimack Police Department.