Jul 12, 2017 12:19 PM

Ronald MacDonald arrested for drug possession in NH; no relation to fast food mascot

MANCHESTER — A man with the same name as a prominent fast food mascot was arrested for possessing heroin Tuesday.

Manchester police said around 5:15 p.m. that a pair of officers were checking for graffiti behind 64 Merrimack Street when they observed two men seated on the doorstep of the building. As they approached the men, they stood up and walked toward the alley.

Police said one of the men, Ronald MacDonald, 34 of Manchester, walked behind an electrical box and dropped an empty hypodermic needle, which was retrieved by police shortly after.

One of the officers said that while he was speaking with the two men, he observed a small, clear bag hanging out of MacDonald’s pocket and a large bulge inside of MacDonald’s sock.

Police eventually retrieved 3.3 grams of heroin from MacDonald’s sock and placed him into custody, police said.

MacDonald was charged with possession of a controlled drug and later released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 16.

Police said the other man was released from the scene.

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