Couple caught in drug bust that involved naked 5-year-old indicted

LACONIA — The man and woman arrested in a methamphetamine raid where police allegedly found the woman's 5-year-old daughter naked and within reach of the drug have been indicted on numerous drug-related offenses.
Courtney Rogers, 25, formerly of 261 Union Ave. was indicted by a Belknap County grand jury Thursday for two special felony counts of possession of controlled drugs — heroin and oxycodone — with intent to distribute and four counts of possession of narcotics — methadone, methamphetamine, marijuana (a misdemeanor), and crack cocaine.
Nicholas Phelps, 26, formerly of 261 Union Ave. was indicted by a grand jury for three special felony counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute — cocaine, oxycodone, and heroin and six separate counts of drug possession — crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, methadone, and marijuana (a misdemeanor).
Laconia Police arrested the pair after conducting a lengthy investigation at 2 p.m. on April 4. Affidavits submitted in support of cash bail for both said police "breached" the door after not seeing any activity in the apartment for five hours and found the little girl wandering naked around the house.
Phelps and Rogers were together in another room and were taken into custody without incident. During their video arraignment the next morning in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Rogers wept openly when Laconia Prosecutor Jim Sawyer told the court about police finding her daughter. Sawyer said the child was with other family members.
Phelps was ordered held on $75,000 cash-only bail and Rogers was ordered held of $50,000 cash-only bail. Both waived their probable cause hearings and as of 5 p.m. yesterday, both remain incarcerated at the Belknap County House of Corrections.