Lack of turn signal brings drug charges to NH driver's passengers in Manchester
MANCHESTER — A man pulled over by police for a turn signal infraction Saturday led to the arrest of two women on drug charges.
Police patrolling the area of Cedar and Maple streets Saturday evening saw Jonathan DeJesus, 29, of Manchester, fail to use a required turn signal and pulled him over about 6:05 p.m. Police say DeJesus had two women with him in his car.
Officer Mark Harrington spoke with DeJesus and noticed a small, empty plastic bag on the floorboard of his Nissan Altima and the plunger end of a hypodermic needle protruding from one of his pockets.
When Harrington asked DeJesus to get out of the car so he could safely retrieve the needle, DeJesus agreed to allow police to search his car. The two passengers, later identified as Danielle Boucher, 34, of Manchester, and Nicole Cangimilla, 34, also of Manchester.
Two fully loaded hypodermic needles containing 1.2 grams total of material were located inside the passenger door map pocket. Police say both needles contained a brown liquid substance consistent with heroin or fentanyl. Cangimilla was seated in the front passenger seat, and she was placed into custody, charged with possession of a controlled drug.
Officers located a burnt spoon on the floor of the rear passenger seat. Boucher consented to a police search and police found a small bag containing .3 grams of heroin inside Boucher’s small hand purse. Police then placed her into custody.
DeJesus was not charged in the incident and released from the scene.
Both women were transported to police headquarters. A search incident to arrest revealed Boucher was in possession of another 3.9 gram-bag of heroin inside of her undergarments, and was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled drug and falsifying physical evidence.
Cangimilla was scheduled to appear in Manchester district court on Monday.
Boucher was released on $3,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court June 21.