MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Police Department Special Enforcement Division made five arrests and seized drugs, cash and ammunition from a Pearl Street apartment during an early morning raid September 13, 2017. Special Enforcement Detectives Thomas DuBois and Thomas Gonzales obtained warrants for several individuals who were allegedly dealing narcotics out of the first-floor apartment, at 145 Pearl Street, based on a three month drug investigation.
The Manchester Police SWAT team executed a search warrant at approximately 6 a.m. Inside, they located and arrested Christian Gual, 29, Richard Vasquez, 29, and Maureen Oveido, 31, all of Manchester, New Hampshire.
The also seized the following items from the Pearl Street apartment; 14.5 grams crack cocaine, 3.4 grams cocaine, 20.1 grams heroin/fentanyl, 22.5 grams marijuana, $228 cash, miscellaneous packaging material and ammunition.
Gual was charged with sale of a controlled drug and three (3) counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute based on the drugs seized during the search warrant. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 14, 2017.
Vasquez was charged with two (2) counts sale of a controlled drug and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 14, 2017.
Oveido, who was not the target of the drug investigation, was taken into custody on an electronic bench warrant, but a search incident to arrest revealed she was in possession of suboxone. She was additionally charged with possession of a controlled drug and was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 28, 2017.
Detectives from the Special Enforcement Division located and arrested two additional individuals near Cumberland Farms on Hanover Street a short time after the initial drug raid. They placed Ismael Garcia, 30, and Samantha Encarnacion, 20, both of Manchester, into custody without incident. Garcia was one of the targets of the three-month long investigation, but Encarnacion was not.
Garcia was charged with fugitive from justice out of Lawrence, Mass., for cocaine sales, electronic bench warrant from Goffstown for failure to appear and sale of a controlled drug.
Encarnacion was charged on an electronic bench warrant out of Nashua, New Hampshire. She is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Nashua on October 12, 2017.