Matthew Allard, Ashley Moody, Joshua Thomas

LEBANON — A traffic stop for an alleged speeding violation has led to the arrest of three people — two of them on New Hampshire warrants charging unspecified drug crimes.

The traffic stop by Maine State Police took place on Friday on Route 202 in Lebanon near the East Rochester, New Hampshire, border.

Troopers said they found a small amount of crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.

One of the passengers, Ashley Moody, 33, of Rochester, New Hampshire, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony.

She is also charged as a fugitive from justice in connection with the New Hampshire warrant and was held without bail at York County Jail in Alfred.

The driver, Joshua Thomas, 22, of Nottingham, New Hampshire, was charged as a fugitive from justice. According to information provided by the court, he is scheduled to make a first court appearance on Wednesday.


Both are expected to face extradition to New Hampshire.

One of the people in the car, later identified by police as Matthew Allard, 34, of Laconia, New Hampshire, allegedly gave a false name to police and was charged with that misdemeanor crime. He was also arrested on an unspecified Maine warrant. Bail was set at $100.

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