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Revere police bust repeat offender for meth

REVERE-A New Hampshire man n well known to Revere police n was busted again for possessing crystal meth during a traffic stop Friday night on Revere Street.Police say Tam Le, 44, of 64 Rideout Road, Hollis, N.H., was driving 53 mph on American Legion Highway when police initiated a traffic stop. Le turned onto Revere Street and pulled over near Tuttle Street.During a search, police allegedly found several bags of crystal methamphetamines, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia in Le’s Mitsubishi.Le and his passenger, Emily A. Thomas, 25, of 22 Guild Road, Needham, were both arrested on several narcotics charges.According to Police Capt. Michael Murphy, Le was arrested in Revere this past August and has been known to officers longer than that because of his alleged drug use.Murphy says Le was arrested after he drove a bloodied, naked man to the parking lot of Cataldo Ambulances on American Legion Highway in his car after the man n an alleged meth user n became unresponsive while in a drug-induced state.The nude man had no identification and was immediately transported to Whidden Hospital, Murphy said. While Le was being questioned he consented to a search of his vehicle and police found a bag containing a powdery white substance believed to be crystal meth, according to Murphy.On Friday, police say they first discovered drug contraband on Le while conducting a pat frisk. Officers then heard a rattling of pills inside Thomas’ purse, police said.Inside the vehicle police also found another small purse with multiple bags of a substance believed to be crystal meth as well as pills and pipes with drug residue, according to police.After the Mitsubishi was towed to the police station, a State Police drug-sniffing K-9 discovered a sock with even more crystal meth as well as marijuana, according to Murphy, who says Le was likely hanging out at a suspected drug house in the Revere Street area before he was pulled over.”We do have a crystal meth location in that part of the city that has been problematic,” Murphy said. “It’s the residents’ drug of choice.”Murphy says that while crystal meth use in the Boston area is not as common as other parts of the country, it’s not entirely unheard of.

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