Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Crime & Courts

Manchester Police Street Crime officers make drug arrest

See also

A Thursday press release by Manchester Police stated that officers of the department’s Street Crime Unit arrested a Massachusetts man on numerous drug-related charges yesterday afternoon.

Craig Johnson, 21, of Dorchester, MA is charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Crack Cocaine), Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Drug (Marijuana), Falsifying Physical Evidence and Obstructing Government Administration.

Police stated that on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, two officers from the Manchester Police Department Street Crime Unit observed a man at approximately 4:30 p.m. as he entered the passenger seat of a waiting motor vehicle in the area of 452 Pine Street.

Detectives Aaron Brown and Richard Valenti witnessed the man enter the vehicle, operated by Duana Gosselin. After witnessing a motor vehicle infraction, they conducted a motor vehicle stop on High Street at Chestnut Street.

The man in the passenger seat agreed to step out of the vehicle and was identified as Craig Johnson by Detective Brown. As the two were conversing, Detective Brown noticed a clear plastic bag attached to an item in Johnson’s pocket. The plastic bag fell to the ground when Johnson removed the item from his pocket. The bag contained a substance that Detective Brown believed to be crack cocaine. He then arrested Johnson for Possession of a Narcotic Drug. A search incident to arrest revealed Johnson was in possession of additional drugs.

After booking at the Manchester Police Department, Johnson was transported to the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, where additional drugs were located, including marijuana. Bags of crack cocaine were individually packaged and based on the packaging and the amount of packages, Johnson was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute. The driver, Gosselin, was not charged in this case.

Source: Manchester Police Department

Subscribe to this feed and get automatic updates via email each time a new article is published. You may contact the Manchester Crime Examiner here.

See Pete’s Nashua Crime Examiner articles

Join me on Facebook

Follow me on Pinterest

Recommended articles

Manchester police charge same man twice over two day period

Multi-agency drug investigation leads to an arrest

Nashua Police arrest city man for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor

Bank robbery suspect arrested by Manchester Police

Massachusetts man arrested following foot pursuit in Manchester

Manchester home invasion suspect arrested, two others still at large

Manchester Police arrest two in connection to food pantry burglary

Manchester Police arrest woman for store robbery

Man arrested after firework hits Manchester police cruiser

Robbery at a Manchester credit union