Man arraigned in connection with Meredith heroin death

LACONIA — A former Meredith man was arraigned in Belknap County Superior Court yesterday for allegedly selling the heroin that killed a Moultonborough man in May.

Andrew Currier, 50, now of Messer Street in Laconia, was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail by Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O'Neill, which he posted.

According to arrest warrant affidavits obtained through the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division — the court where Currier initially appeared after being charged, Currier sold "a bump" of heroin to 31-year-old Jason Dostie on May 29.

Dostie was found dead in the back of his father's truck in his father's Moultonborough driveway. Police determined he died while he was at 7 Enterprise Court in Meredith.

Toxicology results from the State Crime Lab later indicated Dostie died of a heroin overdose.

Affidavit's said Detective Cpl. John Eicchorn of the Meredith Police used text messages, interviews with Dostie's friends and co-workers to create a time line that led them to determine Dostie sent text messages to Currier beginning that morning saying he wanted to buy some heroin. Evidence collected indicates Currier allegedly dropped off a bag of heroin for Dostie by leaving it in his vehicle.

The N.H. Chief Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of Dostie's death was "acute heroin intoxication" according to the affidavit.

Currier turned himself into police and had been free on $25,000 personal recognizance bail. He was indicted by a Belknap County Grand Jury last week.

Dostie's death is the fifth confirmed heroin death in the area this year. To date, two people have died in Laconia and two people have died in Gilford from heroin overdoses.