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Meredith man charged with 'death resulting' from alleged heroin sale

MEREDITH — Police have charged Andrew W. Currier, 50, whose last known address was 100 Blueberry Hill Road with one count of "sale of heroin with death resulting" for allegedly providing a Moultonborough man with the drug that killed him.

Det. Cpl. John Eichhorn said Jason Dostie, 31, of Moultonborough died on May 29 from what police believed at the time was a drug overdose. Toxicology reports obtained from the N.H. State Lab showed he died of a heroin overdose.

Although Dostie's body was found in Moultonborough, police said they had reason to believe he took the drug while he was in Meredith and were investigating his death as a homicide.

According to his obituary, Dostie was a graduate in Inter-Lakes High School and had been employed as a machinist at Remcon-North Corp. in Meredith.

Eichhorn said yesterday that Currier turned himself into police at the Meredith Police Department and was released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on September 19 for arraignment.

This is the first time Meredith Police have charged anyone with sales of a narcotic drug — death resulting. However, in 2008 Edward Costello, now 61, of Laconia was sentenced to serve 15-to-40 years in the New Hampshire State Prison for his role in the methadone overdose of Edward DeLucca. He is still incarcerated.

In a case now pending in the Belknap County Superior Court, Alfredo Gonzales, is charged with sales of heroin, death resulting for his allegedly role in supplying the heroin to 23-year-old Ashley Denty who died on March 31, 2011.

Gonzales trial is scheduled for September.

 
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