Bedford Man Arrested On Battery, Marijuana Charges

(BEDFORD) – Bedford Police arrested 50-year-old Kenneth Lamontagne Tuesday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of domestic battery, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Kenneth Lamontagne

According to a probable cause affidavit, on June 19 at 6:05 p.m. Bedford Police officers were called to a home in the 610 block of W Street after a report of a domestic fight.

When police arrived they spoke to a female that said her boyfriend, Kenneth Lamontagne, had physically picked her up and threw her out of the residence and locked the door behind her.

Lamontagne would not answer the door when police knocked.

The female told police that Lamontagne was probably at the rear of the residence smoking marijuana.

When police went to the rear of the home they could smell the odor of raw marijuana and found 4 marijuana plants growing in the rear of home.

Lamontagne had fled the home before police arrived.

The woman also told police there was a firearm inside the home and that Lamontagne had a prior conviction of armed robbery. She also told police there was more marijuana inside the home.

The woman attempted to go back inside the home, however, all exterior doors were locked.

Police called Judge John Plummer III and obtained a search warrant for the home.

During a search of the property, officers collected the 4 marijuana plants that were growing in the rear of the residence, a clear plastic baggie with marijuana in it in the living room, a white box containing multiple hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes, a clear floral box containing a marijuana plant, and two hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes. They also found three other baggies containing marijuana inside the garage along with a black digital scale.

In total police seized approximately 31.34 grams of marijuana.

Officers also located multiple boxes of ammunition inside the residence, but found no firearm.

The female also filed battery charges against Lamontagne.