A Newbury NH man was charged on multiple charges including poaching and possession of methamphetamine in Portsmouth District Court today. The NH Fish and Game officers arrested Drew Hankins 27, for taking of American eels after an incident at the Hampton Falls River.
Officers obtained a search warrant for Hankins’ vehicle, where they found equipment for taking American eels, methamphetamines and a large amount of cash.
Hankins was charged with 6 counts of Taking American Eels Less than 9 Inches in Length, 1 count of Taking American Eels Without a Harvest Permit, Falsifying Physical Evidence, Disobeying a Conservation Officer, and Possession of a Controlled Drug. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail.