Police charge NH man with heroin, fentanyl possession after investigating nearby overdose
MANCHESTER — Police said a man intending to sell a heroin and fentanyl mix has been arrested after they responded to an nearby overdose Tuesday.
Around 12:16 p.m., police and emergency services revived a 34-year-old with Narcan after the patient overdosed at 13 Orange St.
After the patient was revived and taken to a local hospital, officers interviewed several witnesses about the overdose.
During the interviews, officers discovered Ryan Collins, 33, of Lancaster, had an outstanding warrant by the New Hampshire State Police, so they placed him into custody.
Police said a search done on Collins uncovered 7.1 grams of what police believe is a heroin and fentanyl mix.
Witnesses told police they saw Collins throw a needle into a sewer drain before police arrived. The city highway department removed a needle from the sewer drain after an officer spotted it floating in the water.
Collins was charged with possession of a controlled drug, falsifying physical evidence, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
He was arraigned in Manchester district court Wednesday.