Authorities have arrested and accused a New Hampshire man of selling heroin in Atkinson. Police say that they took the man into custody on Wednesday morning after he allegedly delivered heroin to Atkinson residents. The 39-year-old man was arrested at approximately 10 a.m. during a traffic stop.
Police say they saw him make two separate drug sales before they apprehended him. Authorities say they received a tip about the man and his alleged heroin distribution activities at some point in the last two weeks. During the arrest, police claim the man was in possession of two grams of cocaine and 10 grams of heroin.
Police believe that the man was distributing the heroin at various locations throughout Atkinson. After being taken into custody, he faced charges relating to two counts of controlled drug sales. Additionally, he will face charges relating to drug possession with the intention to distribute.
As of last reports, the man was being held on no-bail bond at the jailhouse in Rockingham County. His arraignment is scheduled to take place at the 10th Circuit Court on Thursday.
In addition to the drug charges, the man is being retained on an immigration detainer. It is unclear if he is living in the country legally or if he is an undocumented immigrant. It is possible that the man will be imported to the Dominican Republic where he originally hails from.
It is important to remember that the arrested man in this case may be completely innocent of the drug charges, and it will be up to him and his legal counsel to defend him against conviction. If the prosecution is unable to prove his guilty beyond reasonable doubt, then he will not face punishment or conviction for the alleged crimes.
Source: unionleader.com, "Mass. man arrested for alleged heroin sales in Atkinson" James Kimble, Nov. 05, 2014