From left, Robert Scadding, Jessica Cain and Daniel Cain
4 People, 3 Narcotics and 1 Death: NH’s Downward Spiraling Drug War
MERRIMACK — After investigating a man's suspected overdose death, police arrested three people Friday on drug charges.
On Thursday at 6:13 a.m. Merrimack Police and Fire Departments responded to the Residences at Daniel Webster, at 246 Daniel Webster Highway, for an unresponsive male.
Emergency crews determined the man, later identified as Allen Bartlett, 26, of Manchester, who had been found in the rear parking lot, was dead.
Photo — Allen Bartlett/Facebook
Police investigated, executing search warrants for rooms at the Residences as well as the Quality Inn, at 242 Daniel Webster Highway, and on a vehicle parked at the Quality Inn.
During the searches, police found methamphetamine, ecstasy, and heroin/fentanyl.
Over the following 18 hours, Merrimack police and the Hillsborough County Street Crimes Task Force continued to investigate.
At 12:45 a.m. April 6, they arrested three people during a motor vehicle stop conducted as part of the investigation.
Jessica Cain, 33, of 126 Falcon Crest Way, Manchester, was charged with two counts of sale of narcotic drug, heroin/fentanyl. She was also charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl as well as falsifying physical evidence for trying to conceal narcotics. Cain was arraigned Friday and released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail.
Daniel Cain, 36, 29 Beech Hill Road, Exeter, was charged with criminal liability for the sale of a narcotic drug for driving Jessica Cain to the drug sale as well as possession of methamphetamine. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned April 19.
Robert Scadding, 30, of 564 Lake Ave 2B, Manchester, was charged with possession of heroin/fentanyl. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned April 19.
Police said Bartlett died of a suspected drug overdose and the cause of his death is pending toxicology. Police are still investigating the relationship between Bartlett and the three people who were arrested.
Barlett's family has set up a GoFundMe account to pay for his cremation. According to the page, Barlett struggled with addiction.