Police charge man was selling pot at Normandin Square

LACONIA — A local man who police said was trying to sell marijuana to people in Normandin Square area of the city is now free on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

Police said Peter P. Colson, Sr. 58, of 7 Church St. had 10 individual bags of marijuana in his possession when police arrested him near JD's Barber Shop at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. They said he also had $500 in cash on him at the time.

Colson was charged with one count of attempting to sell a controlled drug as well as one count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

Police said Colson also had additional bags of marijuana, scales and paraphernalia in his Church Street home.

Court records obtained through the N.H. Judiciary Call Center show Colson has a previous conviction for bail jumping in 2007.

He is scheduled to appear in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on January 9, 2014.