A traffic stop and pursuit turned into the arrest of a Rochester man after weapons, bullets, and illegal drugs were found inside the stopped vehicle early Saturday morning.

Bow Police stopped a white Chevrolet Express van on Route 3A around 3:35 a.m., but the van then took off, leading to a pursuit that ended in Manchester. The driver, Zachary Gilbert, 34, was found to have five active warrants for his arrest.

A search of the van after a warrant was issued found a firearm, illegal drugs, counterfeit money, other deadly weapons, and ammunition. Gilbert was charged with reckless conduct-deadly weapon, aggravated driving under the influence, disobeying an officer, reckless operation, and driving after suspension. Police said additional charges may be pending.

Gilbert refused bail and was brought to the Merrimack County Jail.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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