Police use stun gun on NH suspect who reportedly swallowed crack


SALEM, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A 39-year-old New Hampshire man, taken into custody following a routine traffic violation, is facing multiple charges after he reportedly swallowed a bag of crack during booking and needed to subdued with a Taser.

Daniel Brackesy, of Londonderry, N.H., is facing several charges, including possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, falsifying physical evidence, simple assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest, for an incident that occurred on Friday afternoon.

According to police, an officer stopped Brackesy's vehicle on S. Policy Street around 2:05 p.m. for several traffic violations, including no front plate, defective brake lights, and misuse of a license plate; however, during the investigation, the officer located a small amount of crack cocaine and accompanying paraphernalia.

Brackesy was taken into custody without incident and transported to the police department.

Immediately after the officer removed the suspect's handcuffs for processing, Brackesy reportedly dove to a counter in the booking room and grabbed the bag of crack.

An officer intervened, but was unable to prevent the suspect from swallowing the drugs.

Brackesy continued to violently struggle until an officer used a stun gun on him and placed him in handcuffs.

During the struggle, the suspect suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the injury, as well as a possible drug overdose.

While at the hospital, the suspect started exhibiting signs of overdose and was immediately put to sleep.

Later in the day, Brackesy was released from the hospital on $50,000 bail.