Police: NH woman demands drugs back after arrest, charged again
SALEM — A Concord woman was arrested Tuesday after returning to the Salem Police Department twice in a span of five hours to ask for drugs back that had been confiscated as part of an earlier arrest.
Salem police said around 11 a.m. they arrested Emily Morin, 26 of Concord, for willful concealment and possession of a controlled drug, Suboxone, after a shoplifting incident at Macy’s Department Store. Police said that during the encounter they learned that Morin's license and registrations were suspended.
She was subsequently released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail. Police said Morin signed a bail agreement that said she was not to commit a state, local or federal crime while out on bail. It also said she was not to drive until her license was restored by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Around 3:30 p.m., Salem dispatch informed Officer Andrew Feole that Morin returned to the station and wanted to speak with him. Officer Feole spoke with Morin and a female friend. Morin demanded that Feole return her Suboxone, which had been seized as evidence, police said.
Police added that Feole explained to Morin he would not be returning the drugs to her and walked back into the police station.
While returning to the station from the parking lot, Feole said he saw Morin get into the driver's seat of a blue Volvo S60. He confirmed with dispatch that her license and registrations were still suspended at the time and ran into the lot as Morin backed out of a parking space, ordering her to stop.
Feole told Morin to step out of the car, and she refused, police added. He told Morin that her license and registrations were still under suspension and that she was under arrest. However, police said she still refused to step out of the car.
Police said Feole was forced to open the door and escort Morin out of the vehicle. Morin refused Feole’s attempts to handcuff her, and Feole was forced to hold her against the car while Morin struggled with him, police said. He was eventually able to force her hands together to apply handcuffs, police added.
Morin was additionally charged with suspension of vehicle registration, drive after revoke/suspension, resisting arrest/detention, breach of bail on the second incident. Morin was arraigned in the 10th Circuit Court-Salem Wednesday and held on $5,000 cash bail.
Morin is scheduled to appear at a probable cause hearing July 21 at 10 a.m.