'No One Is Immune': Police Chief's Daughter Arrested for Selling Heroin
BERLIN — The daughter of a New Hampshire police chief has been charged with possessing and selling heroin.
Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency says he is devastated by the news and never saw it coming. The Berlin Sun reports 31-year-old Christina Morency was arrested just before Christmas on heroin charges.
On their Facebook page linking to the article, the Berlin Police Department stated, "No one is immune from the effects of drug addiction."
Christina Morency was arrested just before Christmas by state police after Berlin police received a tip she was involved in drug activity. Chief Morency told the Sun he was not notified until just before her arrest. The chief has spent the last two decades combating drugs in the state.
Christina Morency was charged with felony drug possession with intent to distribute and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted. She was released on $5,000 bail and is awaiting her arraignment.
Chief Morency told the Sun he first blamed himself.
“Like many others I’m sure, we question ‘what did we do wrong — why would our child turn to even try such a thing,'” he told the newspaper.
He says the arrest of his daughter sends a strong message to the people of Berlin - if you do or deal drugs you will be arrested, no matter who you are.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.