Attempted burglary leads police to find drugs on NH suspect
MANCHESTER — A city man is facing drug charges after police responded to a report of an attempted residential burglary.
Manchester police responded to an attempted burglary call at 550 Old Wellington Road at 2:50 p.m. Saturday.
Two Manchester officers say they spotted a man leaving the area as they investigated the burglar alarm.
The subject was identified as Rowan Graham, 33, of Manchester.
Officers determined that Graham had two outstanding warrants and tried to placed him into custody but he attempted to run away even after being handcuffed, police said.
One of the officers felt a small round object in the front of Graham pants while they were trying to subdue him, police said. During that time, police said Graham hit the side of the cruiser, causing a small dent.
Graham continued to reach for the object in his pants even after officers deployed a Taser, police said.
Once the officers were able to conduct a full search, they found two small bags (7.4 grams) of what was believed to be crack cocaine, police said.
Graham is charged with possession of a controlled drug, two counts of criminal mischief and one count resisting arrest/detention. He already had two additional warrants for criminal mischief.
He is scheduled to appear in the Manchester district court Tuesday.