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Armed Felon Found in Parking Lot Unconscious on Heroin

The man was held on $50,000 bail on numerous felonies after officers found him outside a local tattoo parlor with a loaded and stolen gun.

Joseph Ida, 25, of Woburn, Mass. [Credit: Salem Police Department]
Joseph Ida, 25, of Woburn, Mass. [Credit: Salem Police Department]
Written by Salem, N.H., Patch Editor Kyle Stucker

A convicted felon was brought into custody Monday afternoon after New Hampshire police found him passed out in his vehicle with drugs and a loaded 9mm handgun in the parking lot of a Salem, N.H., tattoo parlor.

Joseph Ida, 25, of Woburn, was charged with possession of a controlled drug, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property (stolen firearm), transportation of drugs in a motor vehicle and carrying a handgun without a license after police found him at about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Shogun Tattoo parking lot.

Salem, N.H., Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten said his department received a call Monday after about a man unconscious in a vehicle in the 326 South Broadway business' parking lot.

Responding officers determined the man — later identified as Ida — was under the influence of drugs and had a drug kit, used hypodermic needles and a small amount of heroin in the vehicle. 

Patten said the loaded handgun was found "hidden in his clothing." Officers traced the serial number on the gun to a 2011 theft report out of Maine.

Ida was held overnight at the Rockingham County House of Corrections until his arraignment Tuesday morning, during which a judge ordered him held on $50,000 cash or surety bail.
C.E. Jones December 18, 2013 at 02:35 PM
His family must be proud.
Sharon ballachino December 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Does he live in the "CRACK SHACK" ???

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