Woman charged with bringing drug supply into jail with her at start of sentence

LACONIA — A former Tilton woman who is serving a 12-month sentence for one count of heroin sales has been indicted by a Belknap County grand jury for one felony count of delivering an anti anxiety drug to the Belknap County Jail.

Nicole Economides, 25, formerly of West Street is also facing three felony counts of possession of controlled drugs.

According to the indictments handed down by the grand jury last week, on or about June 27, 2013, which is the day after she was ordered by Judge James O'Neill to surrender herself to the jail after pleading guilty to one count of selling heroin, she was internally in possession of a condom with the drug clonazepam in it.

The Daily Sun has learned she allegedly brought the drugs with her when she went to jail. The Belknap County Sheriff's Department investigated the contraband case.

According to court records, Economides pleaded guilty on June 26, 2013 to one count of sales of heroin after she was arrested by Tilton Police in a raid of her home November 14, 2012. She sold heroin to a confidential informant on October 22, 2012, according to court records.

She was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, ordered to pay $620 in fines, and pay restitution of $120 to the Tilton Police. Credited with 12 days of time served, O'Neill also ordered her to obtain counseling, treatment, or education and take a tour of the N.H. State Prison for Women.

The $620 fine was suspended pending Economides good behavior for five years and she was ordered to be on probation for two years after her release.

Det. Cpl. Matthew Dawson said yesterday that Economides pleaded guilty to heroin sales but her alleged co-conspirator Travis Dalessio, 28, also of West Street in Tilton, who is charged with being an accomplice to heroin sales, is scheduled to stand trial on September 9.

Dawson said Dalessio is waiting trial in the Belknap County House of Corrections.