Man investigated for bail condition breach arrested with street-ready crack

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MANCHESTER, NH – Officers arrested a Queen City man around 4:05 p.m. on March 7 after they confirmed he was violating bail conditions inside of a Conant Street apartment. Officers spoke with the female resident, who confirmed the man inside of her apartment, Marcus Johnson, 28, was not allowed to be there because of current bail conditions stemming from previous domestic-related charges.

Officer Chad Tennis noticed Johnson inside of the second-floor apartment once the apartment occupant, a 27-year-old woman, opened the door. Johnson ran toward the rear of the residence as soon as he saw Officer Tennis.

Officer Tennis watched Johnson attempt to conceal an item on the floor of the apartment before he placed him into custody. He retrieved the discarded item and noted it was a large amount of a white substance believed to be crack cocaine. He also located unused plastic bags and a digital scale next to the drugs. He seized the 22 grams of crack-cocaine, a scale, small plastic bags and over $900 cash from Johnson.

Johnson was charged with simple assault (domestic) for assaulting the woman prior to police arrival; possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; and falsifying physical evidence. Johnson is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North March 8.