Man gets 12 months for methadone possession

LACONIA — A local man who was found guilty of possession of methadone was sentenced to 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections yesterday.
Judge James O'Neill ordered that Patrick McIntire, 25, formerly of 41 A Garfield St. serve six months of the sentence and suspended six months pending his good behavior. He also ordered a drug evaluation after his release and that he obey its terms as a condition of his release and probation. A $1,500 fine was suspended pending three years of good behavior.
McIntire was convicted last week by a jury of one count of possession of a narcotic drug. His defense was that he was holding the drug for a relative.