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Attorney General Finds Ex-Rep. Kyle Tasker Sold Marijuana To Fellow Lawmakers

Jason Moon, NHPR

 
 
Prosecutors say interviews and electronic evidence indicates that  Kyle Tasker used and sold marijuana at the state house, but also that illicit drug transactions at the capital it weren't  "pervasive" and no charges will be filed.

 
The lawmakers named in the AG's report are Manchester Rep. Joe Lachance, who told prosecutors Tasker was "like the Club Med of weed."

Pam Tucker of Greenland, also bought pot from Tasker and a marijuana elixir.

Ted Wright of Sanbornton, who championed medicial marijuana on behalf of his wife, told investigators she used the marijuana he purchased from Tasker to ease the side effects of her cancer treatment.

Medical use may have also motivated Representative Shem Kellog of Plaistow. Kellogg also had cancer, and he died in June.

Manchester Represenative Amanda Bouldin, meanwhile, told investigators she saw Tasker smoke marijuana in the state house anteroom, and smoked it with him in his car.

In a statement, House Speaker Shawn Jasper said "any lawmaker who  knowingly committed a criminal offense should consider whether their actions have compromised the dignity and integrity of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, or have done a disservice to their constituents." Jasper added that "voters will will decide if involved representatives deserve their votes."

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.
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