Sep 16, 2015 11:35 AM

Manchester police follow man into Mass. then back to NH to make heroin arrest

MANCHESTER - Police made a heroin arrest Tuesday night spanning two states.

After members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division said they noticed 'nefarious' behavior outside a Prospect Street apartment, plain clothes detectives followed the car to Lawrence, Mass., and back into Manchester.

They were investigating numerous drug complaints in the area of Prospect and Elm Streets at the time.

Once back in Manchester, police said they pulled the car over in the area of Hanover Street and Lake Avenue.

Adrian Carleton, 36 of Clinton, Mass., was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, after police said they found about 8 grams of heroin in the car.

Carleton also had two passengers in the car - Billie Cox, 27of Greenville, and Sarah Johnson, 30 of Hudson, Mass.

Carleton allegedly drove to Lawrence, Massachusetts to purchase eight, one-gram bags of heroin.

According to police, each gram typically has five individual bags which are sold as one single dose or a single “hit." Each dose can sell for $20.00 for a .2 gram bag.

The heroin was found inside of the center console of Carleton’s vehicle, and police said Carleton and the passengers used some while they were traveling back to Manchester.

The passengers were not charged in the incident and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Carelton is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.


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