BELMONT — Police made four drugs-related arrests last weekend, including three involving people wanted by their own department or others.
According to police logs, at 2:08 a.m. Saturday, police arrested Stephen Marando, 55, and Andrea Cross, 43, both of 72 Chestnut Street. Both were wanted by authorities and both were charged with possession of controlled and narcotics drugs.
At 5:02 p.m. Saturday, police arrested Adam Leisner, 27, of 37 Deware Drive after they saw him near his car which had broken down. He was charged with one count of possession of controlled/narcotic drugs.
At 8:44 p.m., police arrested Sean Mallory, 29, of 178 Shaker Road Apt. 3 on a number of outstanding warrants. He was also charged with possession of controlled/narcotic drugs.
Lt. Richard Mann said that based on the "scourge" of drug abuse in Belmont and in the Lakes Region, police are taking an "aggressive stance" toward people with whom they come in contact who are in possession of drugs.
"We know that every drug in our community gets here by some sort of conveyance so focusing on the basics can help us with drug interdiction efforts," Mann said.
He went on to say that for those who are making no efforts to get help, police will vigorously prosecute them for violating the drug laws.
In other police business, Mann wanted to caution drivers along the Route 107 and Route 106 corridors when the bicycle routes for the Ironman 70.3 Timberman route will be active from 7 am - 11 am this Sunday. Digital sign boards have been posted in and around the area for two weeks reminding residents of this event.
He said the bike race will affect traffic at all local roads that meet or intersect Route 107 near Leavitt Road, Federal Street and along the Route 106 corridor from Leavitt Road south to the Gilmanton Town line.
He said police officers will have a visible presence along the race route to assist motorists and ask that all motorists use caution while motoring in the area, especially on Sunday morning from 7 to 11 a.m.
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