Three arrested in M’boro drug bust


MOULTONBOROUGH — Police arrested three people at 12 Shore Terrace Wednesday morning and charged them with possession of a controlled drug (marijuana), possession with intent to sell marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.

Local police, working with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department and with the New Hampshire Drug Task Force, seized 100 plants, a large amount of hash "honey oil" and a large amount of materials used in the cultivation of marijuana and the extraction of oil from the plants.

Police said Joshua A. Holbrook, 33, Leslie A. Holbrook, 55, and Robin M. Zanko, 28, were all charged. Leslie Holbrook was later released on personal recognizance bail while Joshua Holbrook and Zanko each posted $500 cash bail.

They are scheduled for probable cause hearings in the 3rd Circuit Court, Ossipee Division in May.

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Moultonborough police joined with county and state enforcement officials to arrest three people and seize 100 marijuana plants and related paraphernalia Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo/Moultonborough Police Department)




Belmont police save two with Narcan


BELMONT —Belmont Police and medical personnel have responded to two nearly fatal drug overdoses in the past two weeks.

Lt. Rich Mann said the first was a report of an 18-year-old female on April 5 at 1:32 a.m. who had been found unresponsive by friends. The friends reported to 911 that the suspected a drug overdose.

Belmont Fire Department members evaluated the woman and administered multiple doses of Narcan in order to save the her life. She was taken to the Lakes Region General Hospital where further treatment was administered.

At 11 p.m. on April 12, police officers and Belmont Emergency crews responded to a 28-year-old male who was found by his girlfriend suffering the effects of an apparent drug overdose. Doses of Narcan were administered which also saved this young man's life. He was taken to the hospital for follow treatment.

Although these two events are unrelated and the persons involved are unknown to each, they are common to each other in that the presence of unknown chemicals or cutting agents in illegal drugs can pose a problem to the user and often times leads to an overdose.

Both of these matters are under investigation.

"The Police Department remains committed in our efforts to take a stance against the surge of drug activity in our community. Two serious drug incidents are very troubling to us," said Mann.

Anyone with any information about suspected drug activity their neighborhood is asked to contact local police. Callers can remain anonymous.

The Belmont Police can be reached at 267-8350.

Signed up - Laconia High School senior Meya Minor to play lacrosse at Franklin Pierce College


LACONIA — Laconia High School senior Meya Minor signed a national letter of intent to play women's lacrosse at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge in a ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Meredith Village Savings Bank restaurant at the Huot Technical Center.
Minor says that she is looking forward to the challenge of playing college sports but her immediate goal is to try and help the LHS girls' lacrosse team repeat as Division III champions, a goal they pulled off last year by beating Derryfield School of Manchester 12-10 to record the first ever state lacrosse championship for the Sachems.
"I'm really happy for her and proud of her," said her coach, Keri Howe, who said that she has talked with the women's soccer coach at Franklin Pierce and feels that the program there is perfectly tailored for Minor.

"The program is just right for her," said Howe.
Minor said that she is grateful for the support she has received from her parents, Tim and Sheri Minor, and the opportunity to play lacrosse with a talented group of players "who make me look better."
Co-coach Bob Howe said that he remembers Minor starting to play lacrosse when she was in the third or fourth grade and that he was her coach.

"We had a terrible team that year," said Howe, adding that over the years many players from that same team put in a lot of hard work to turn themselves into champions.
Minor said that she remembers those early years of playing lacrosse and how the girls who are in the same class as her worked over the years to build themselves into a competitive team.
She said she plans to major in physical therapy at Franklin Pierce, which is a career she has always wanted to pursue.
Minor, who has been an All-State lacrosse selection since her sophomore year, also stars on the basketball court and was a member of the Sachem team which made it to a Division III championship game this year before losing to undefeated Gilford High School.
Craig Kozens, Laconia High School athletic director, said that Minor is one of a large number of scholar-athletes at Laconia High School whose excellence in the classroom matches their performance on the playing field.
"They set an example for younger students that is very important and shows that it is possible to do well in school and have an opportunity to compete in sports at the college level," said Kozens.

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Laconia High School senior Meya Minor signs a national letter of intent to play women's lacrosse at Franklin Pierce College Thursday afternoon. Minor signs the letter as her parents, Sheri and Tim, look on. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)