MANCHESTER, NH — A “hands free” driving violation led police to make a huge heroin bust Saturday, and leading to the seizure of various other drugs, illegal prescription pills and weapons.
On July 25 Officer Ryan Boyton observed a “hand free” violation at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the area of Auburn and Union streets. The officer observed a man, later identified as Alejandro “Alex” Guillermo, 39, of Manchester, operating a 1994 black Honda Accord while talking on a mobile device. Additionally, the officer noticed an invalid inspection sticker, so he conducted a motor vehicle stop on Auburn Street near Union Street.
Officer Boyton approached Guillermo and noticed a black handgun secured in a shoulder holster. The officer asked Guillermo to exit the vehicle so he could complete a check on both the subject and the handgun. He was wearing the shoulder holster, as well as a gray satchel around his neck. Guillermo seemed to be extremely nervous and officers soon learned why he seemed to be uncomfortable with their presence. They located a loaded magazine with seven rounds, a “butterfly” knife and a pill container on Guillermo.
The pill container held several Clonazepam, Tramadol and Diclonfenac. The first two drugs require a prescription, which Guillermo did not have, so he was placed into custody. A search incident to arrest revealed he was also in possession of heroin, which was located inside of the gray satchel and his vehicle. A bank bag and faux Diet Coke can stored a large quantity of heroin. Overall, the officers located 43.3 grams of heroin between the faux can, sathcel and the bank bag.
Officer Boyton located another 18.2 grams of heroin and 6.2 grams of cocaine inside of the gray satchel. Overall, he seized 61.5 grams of heroin, 6.2 grams of cocaine, numerous prescription pills and a black 9 mm handgun. Guillermo was charged with: Possession of a Controlled Drug (heroin) with Intent to Distribute; possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute (cocaine); possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute (prescription pills); and felonious use of a firearm. He was released on $20,000 cash/surety bail and is set to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 26.
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