Indicted man called ‘a dealer of significant amounts’

LACONIA — A Belknap County grand jury has indicted a man who split his time between Laconia and Metheun, Mass., for two counts of possession of controlled drugs with intent to distribute.

Roger Perkins Jr., 31, was also indicted for one count of possession of controlled drugs.

Since his arrest on March 25, Perkins has been being held on $100,000 cash-only bail in the Belknap County House of Corrections after a video appearance before Judge Jim Carroll in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division the day after his arrest.

On the day of his arrest, police estimated he had two ounces of cocaine in various forms in his glove box and they described him a "a dealer of significant amounts of illegal drugs in the Laconia area."

After getting a warrant to search him, his car, and his apartment at 23 Gale Ave., police set up a surveillance team and observed him coming into town driving a black Acura MDX with Massachusetts plates.

During the course of the arrest, police found two bags of psilocybin mushrooms, a bag of hashish in the apartment. They also found two handguns, one of which loaded.

Police said the exterior of the apartment building had a video surveillance system for both the inside and the outside that was attached to iPads and televisions throughout the apartment.