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Belmont man arrested by Laconia Police for drug possession

LACONIA — After witnessing what police described as a possible drug transaction between two separate motorists at Cumberland Farms early Friday morning, police arrested one of them and charged him with multiple drug offenses.

Adam Leisner, 28, of 37 Deware Drive is charged with one count of possession of heroin/fentanyl, one count of possession of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of marijuana. He is also charged with breach of bail and driving after his license was suspended.

According to police affidavits, the officer who witnessed the suspicious action called for a supervisor and they went to talk to Leisner and the other man.

The officer noticed what appeared to be a glass pipe in the driver's side door handle of the car. When asked, Leisner allegedly said it was his "weed pipe."
Police also learned that Leisner's drivers license has been suspended.

When Leisner refused to allow police to search his car, they applied for and received a search warrant. During the search police found some heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana in separate bags that were inside a bigger bag that also contained Leisner's Health ID card.

Police found additional drugs in a backpack that was in the back seat of the car.

Leisner was held over night. He waived arraignment, entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on $2,000 cash only bail.

Man arrested trying to break into occupied Gilmanton home

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILMANTON — A Pembroke man who attempted to break into an occupied home on Halls Hill Road Thursday afternoon entered a not guilty plea in the Belknap County Superior Court yesterday afternoon.

Erik Duffy, 34, of 121 Lilac St. is charged with one count of attempted burglary and one count of being in possession of burglary tools.

According to affidavits, a woman was in her home around 3:20 p.m. when she saw a suspicious man walking on her property. She described his car and made a specific note to police about his car wheels.

While she was on the phone with emergency dispatcher, she told them the man, who was later identified by police as Duffy, was trying to pry his way into her home through several doors and windows.

Gilmanton Police arrived and found Duffy backing out of the victim's driveway. They saw a lone male sitting in the driver's seat and moving around the front of the car.

As police approached, Duffy tried to get out of his vehicle but was ordered back into it.

Police Chief Matt Currier asked him why he was at the residence and was told by Duffy that he was using the bathroom behind the house. He also said he got lost while trying to find Route 140.

Police removed him from the car and handcuffed him. During a pat down for weapons, police found a capped needle in his pocket. Duffy told police he is diabetic and wasn't sure if the needle was used or not.

Duffy told police he was going to a friend's house but couldn't remember his name. He said Currier could get his phone from his car so he could provide him with it.

While the phone was in Currier's hand, it rang so he answered it. Affidavits said the male caller said that he had $249 and all Duffy had to do was come up with a dollar. The call was terminated and the phone returned to Duffy's car.

Currier said he noticed an orange pry tool in the driver's side door pocket. Police noticed that the pry marks around the victim's home left orange paint transfer.

Police said shoe prints at the home matched the shoes Duffy was wearing and that the tracks were not to a common area of the home.

Duffy was held overnight in the Belknap County house of Corrections. He waived his arraignment Friday afternoon and was released on $15,000 personal recognizance bail.

Laconia Police Log, Jan. 4-6, 2017

Police responded to 156 incidents in the 48-hour period between noon on Jan. 4 and noon on Jan. 6 that included two motor vehicles accidents on of which was a hit and run.

Police responded to a disturbances on Spring Street, at 148 Union Ave. #8, at 29 Baldwin St., at 83A Batchelder St., on 135 Pleasant St. #3, on 28 Spring St. #3, at 24 Winter St., and at 101 Baldwin St and for a fight at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Police arrested:

• Javon Raheen Sage, 36, of 22 Grove St. on a bench warrant

• Richard A. Cullen Jr., 42, of 41 Treetop Circle for driving under the influence second offense

• Adam Leisner, 28, of 37 Deware St. in Belmont for two counts of possession of narcotics, one count for possession of a controlled drug, driving after suspension and breach of bail.

— Gail Ober

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