Feb 17, 2017 9:01 AM
3 people busted in latest Keene drug sweep; 90 doses suspected heroin, morphine seized
KEENE — Three people were arrested as a result of enhanced criminal patrol, specifically involved in heroin sales in Keene.
The Keene Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force conducted the patrol throughout Thursday.
Amy J Akin, 40, of South Road in Swanzey, was taken into custody in the town of Swanzey without incident, as a result of surveillance footage. She was arrested on an arrest warrant issued Thursday by the Cheshire Superior Court. This warrant was issued as a result of Akin’s bail being revoked for noncompliance.
Akin was indicted in August of 2016 for felony drug offenses alleged to have occurred in May of 2016, which include six counts of selling heroin, possessing clonazepam, dextroamphetamine and lorazepam, and possessing heroin with intent to distribute.
When police searched her they seized 90 individual doses of suspected heroin, suspected morphine and a large amount of cash.
As a result, the new charges include - possession of suspected heroin with the intent to distribute suspected heroin and possession of controlled drug, suspected morphine.
Akin is being held at the Cheshire County jail and is scheduled to be arraigned before the Cheshire Superior Court on February 17th, 2017.
Joshua D Compose 31, of Pleasant Street in Keene, was taken into custody after it was determined he was in violation of his parole. He was ordered to be held by his parole officer and stayed at the Cheshire County Jail; he will be arraigned before the Cheshire Superior Court, as scheduled by the court. Compose is on parole for a 2014 conviction of robbery.
Daniel G. O’Donnell, 34, of New Acres Road in Keene, was arrested on an arrest warrant issued on Thursday, charging a felony offense of possession of a controlled drug, heroin, and a misdemeanor charge of theft. O’Donnell is on probation as a result of an August, 2016 conviction for possession of drugs. O’Donnell was released on PR bail and ordered to report to his probation officer in the morning, and his arraignment is scheduled in the Cheshire Superior Court for March 2.
These cases remain under investigation. Anyone who has further information is encouraged to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9820, ask to speak to Det. Joel Chidester. Or information can be provided anonymously via email on our website.