Police recover almost 10 grams of heroin after spotting car behind closed NH business
MANCHESTER — Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after police found them parked behind a closed business.
Manchester police said around 1 a.m., an officer spotted a running car with two men in the front seat parked behind Color-Tyme on Lincoln Street.
The officer approached the vehicle to ask the men what they were doing, and both of the men exited the vehicle. Police said the passenger remained near his door, while the driver exited and dropped something near the rear tire before responding to the officer.
The officer picked up the dropped item and discovered it was 9.5 grams of heroin in a hollow key chain. As he walked by the car, he also noticed an empty hypodermic needle and three bundles of crack cocaine on the driver’s seat.
Police identified the driver as Travis Pelkey, 24, of Loudon, and charged him with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, heroin, possession of a controlled drug, crack cocaine, falsifying physical evidence and prowling. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court Friday.
Police said the passenger, who was identified as Shaun Robinson, 28, of Manchester, began arguing with the officer and stated he had no reason to stop the two men. The officer explained the law regarding prowling and gave Robinson an opportunity to provide a legitimate reason to be parked behind a closed business at 1 a.m., but Robinson refused and was arrested without incident.
He was charged with a loitering/prowling violation and an outstanding Hillsborough County Superior Court warrant.
Robinson was placed on a hold for probation/parole and is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court Sept. 28.