Couture had been arrested just days earlier

WEBSTER — Driving on a suspended license proved to be a mistake for one local man and a female passenger who were arrested on several drug charges on Wednesday night.

Nathan Couture, 22, of 7 Maynard Avenue, and Jessica Kell, 25, of Uxbridge, was arrested after an officer from the Webster Police Department uncovered multiple types of narcotics following a traffic stop.

According to police, around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple officers spotted Couture driving. Police reportedly knew Couture to have a suspended license. Sergeant Chris Trainor observed Couture driving on Lake Street, and Officer Sean Ebbeling reportedly saw Couture pull the vehicle in question into the Sunnyside Farms parking lot. It was while at the convenience store that Ebbeling spotted Kell exiting from a passenger seat, despite the vehicle belonging to her.

According to police, when Couture and Kell returned to the vehicle, she got in the driver’s seat and proceeded down Maynard Avenue. It was soon thereafter that Ebbeling initated the traffic stop.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, police reported they located 25 Gabapentin pills, Suboxone Strips, 30 Morphine pills, two bags of what was believed to be Crack Cocaine, three pills of what was believed to be Ecstasy, and $703 in cash.

Both Couture and Nell were each charged with three counts of possession of a Class B substance with the intent to distribute; possession of a Class A substance with the intent to distribute; possession of a Class C substance with the intent to distribute; and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law. In addition to those charges, Couture was charged with an additional count of possessing a Class B substance, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Nell was also charged with permitting an unlicensed operator.

Couture was held on $25,040 cash bail, while Kell was held on $10,040 cash bail.

Police noted that Couture had been arrested just five days earlier, on May 29, charged with three counts of possession of a Class B substance; two counts of wanton destruction of property under $1,200; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; and on an outstanding warrant. Couture has also been arrested previously on drug charges, among other offenses.

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