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Sep 26, 2014 11:22 PM

Three men arrested in Merrimack on heroin charges

MERRIMACK – Merrimack police arrested three men at a local hotel on Thursday after a lengthy investigation and charged them with selling heroin. Police are also looking for a fourth, unidentified man they said was spotted buying heroin just before the arrests were made. Police said they were able to buy heroin from Steven Massua, 25, of 7 Profile Drive, using undercover detectives or informants following several tips alleging that he was selling drugs. Based on those purchases, police got an arrest warrant for him, as well as a search warrant for the hotel room where he is accused of basing his drug sales operation. There, police found Massua’s brother Craig Massua, 29, of 7 Profile Drive, and Bradley Stuart, 22, of 21 Merrymeeting Drive. Both men were arrested and charged with having heroin in their possession, police said. Based on the arrests, as well as information police have gleaned from people who arrived at the hotel room looking to buy drugs, detectives are continuing to investigate and expect more arrests to be made, police said. Steven Massua is charged with: Two counts of unlawful sale of a narcotic drug-heroin. Possession with intent to distribute a narcotic drug-heroin. Transporting a narcotic drug-heroin. Craig Massua is charged with: Possession with intent to distribute a narcotic drug-heroin. Possession of a narcotic drug-heroin. Both men were held on $25,000 cash bail pending their arraignment at Merrimack district court on Friday, police said. Stuart is charged with a single count of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug-heroin. He was released on $3,500 personal recognizance bail pending his arraignment on Oct. 7, police said. A fourth man who police are trying to identify arrived at the hotel room just before Steven Massua was arrested and bought drugs from him, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Merrimack police at 424-3774 or submit a tip at Merrimack.Crimeline.org. Joseph G. Cote can be reached at 594-6415 or jcote@nashua telegraph.com.


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