MANCHESTER, N.H. – As the Manchester Special Enforcement Division Street Crime Unit patrolled Veterans’ Park, three individuals were spotted in what was suspected drug activity.
William Gamble, 51, according to police was found in possession of a substance that was believed to be crystal methamphetamine. Gamble was charged with alleged possession of a controlled drug, the same charged he faced approximately a month ago when he was accused of selling synthetic marijuana, also known as spice.
Due to bail violations, Gamble was held pending an appearance at Hillsborough Superior Court – North on Thursday afternoon.
Two women who were with Gamble in the park, Corrina Marcoux, 51 and Edith Daughen, 28, were found with tourniquets on their upper arms, consistent with someone preparing to inject illegal narcotics. Both were found with heroin/fentanyl on their possession as well.
Both were charged with alleged possession of a controlled drug.
Manchester Police Department Chief Carlo Capano voiced his frustration with bail reform, citing Gamble as an example.
“The bail reform law was designed to help low-income people who had little to no financial means get the opportunity to make bail. The design of bail reform was also for non-violent offenders that don’t post a danger to themselves or to the community,” said Capano. “I find Gamble’s illegal activity extremely dangerous, to not only himself but those around him and others that want to enjoy the park.”
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