Police: Suspected drug dealer arrested in NH Babies R Us parking lot with constable badge
SALEM — A suspected drug dealer has been arrested after detectives were tipped off to a deal in a Babies R Us parking lot.
Detectives with the Salem Police received information Thursday that a possible drug deal was going to take place in the parking lot the Babies R Us on South Broadway. Detectives went to the parking lot and observed a vehicle matching the description they were given pull into the parking lot and engage in what appeared to be a drug transaction.
Rafael Concepcion, 47, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was taken into custody by detectives. Police said detectives confirmed after speaking with Concepcion and the buyer that drugs were sold. Questioning the two involved resulted in detectives learning that eight grams of heroin were sold by Concepcion for $110, police said.
Concepcion was taken to the Salem Police Department where during processing officers found a Massachusetts Constable badge with his name on it in his possession. At this time, it is unknown how he came into possession of the badge.
He was released on $1,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Salem district court on Aug. 28.