LACONIA — Following a number of investigations into drug trafficking, police, with assistance from their counterparts in Gilford and Belmont, arrested seven people, four in the city and one each in Gilford and Belmont, early yesterday morning. In addition, warrants were issued for five others, whose whereabouts are unknown to the police.
Susan M. Weeks, 37, of 24 Summer St., Laconia is charged with one count of sale of controlled drugs. She refused bail and is being held in Belknap County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail following her arraignment in Fourth Circuit Court, Laconia Division, yesterday.
The remaining five suspects were all released on personal recognizance bail and scheduled for arraignment in Fourth Circuit Court, Laconia Division, on Jan. 8.
Steven Fereshetian Jr., 25, of 130 Mechanic St., Laconia is charged with three counts of possession of controlled drugs.
Alexis L. Morin, 21, of 378 Elm St., Laconia, is charged with one count of sale of controlled drug
Paul A. Young Jr., 46 of 18 Fair St., Laconia, is charged with one count of sale of controlled drugs.
Christine Fowler, 30, of 7 Breton Road, Gilford, is charged with one count of possession of controlled drugs.
Scott Hodgman, 25, of 31 Church St., Belmont, is charged with one count of possession of controlled drugs.
Matthew Boynton, 19, of 82 Batchelder St., Laconia, one of five other individuals for whom warrants were issued, turned himself into police without incident. He is charged with one count of sale of a controlled drug and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail pending his arraignment on Jan. 8.
Police Capt. Bill Clary said the described the arrests as the "annual drug roundup," resulting from information gathered by police, particularly Detectives Chris Noyes and Dan Carsen, during the past 10 months. He said that all the suspects had been told that warrants would be obtained for their arrest and were encouraged to turn themselves into police.
Warrants have also been issued for the arrest of Jarod Leroux, 35, Jordan Manning 24, David Paul, 47, and Cameron Lobo, 25 on charges of selling or possessing controlled drugs.
Police urged anyone with information about the whereabouts of these individuals to contact the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.
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