LACONIA — A Merrimac Street man was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail yesterday after his appearance in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday for sale of a controlled drug — heroin.
William V. Brown, 32, of 123 Merrimac St. was also held on $1,000 personal recognizance bail for a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to a written media statement issued by police, Brown and Trisha L. Carroll, 27, of the same address were home when police arrived to serve an arrest warrant on Brown.
Police said they found heroin, packaging and cutting materials used to dilute the drug, a scale and $1,185 in cash.
When the arrived they found three children, ages 18-months, 2-years and 7-years old in the home. The children were released to a guardian and the N.H. Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was notified.
Carroll was charged with conspiracy to commit sales of a controlled drug and endangering the welfare of a child.
Brown was arrested and released on personal recognizance bail during the most recent Laconia Police "round-up" of suspects wanted on outstanding warrants, which City Prosecutor Jim Sawyer mentioned in court when asked for a bail recommendation. The court also granted Sawyer's request for a "source of funds" hearing should Brown post bail.
Public Defender Steve Mirkin told the court he was not prepared to make a bail argument at the time because Brown didn't know how much money he could produce. He reserved Brown's right for a bail hearing and asked that the probable cause hearing be scheduled as quickly as possible because he feared Brown would be unable to post $50,000.
Carroll did not appear in court yesterday and is not listed as being incarcerated on the Belknap County House of Corrections Website.
In other police action yesterday, police arrested Wesley Follansbee, 31, and charged him with two counts of sales of a narcotic drug — one for methamphetamine and one for heroin. While the warrants for his arrest were issued for the "round-up", police said Follansbee is transient and could not be found that morning.
Police said when they found him yesterday, he had a syringe and a small amount of methamphetamine in his possession. He was charged with an addition count of possession of methamphetamine and is being held on $500 cash bail because there was also a bench warrant for his arrest.
Follansbee is scheduled to appear in court today.
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