MANCHESTER, NH – Three people were arrested Jan. 19, charged with heroin possession, after the police detectives spotted them inside a parked car, all three with drug-loaded syringes, and a 1-month-old in the backseat.
Members of the Special Enforcement Division-Street Crime Unit noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at the McHugh’s Funeral Home lot on Thursday at approximately 12:30 p.m. The parking lot is located at the corner of Beech and Hanover streets.
The plain clothes detectives observed several people inside of the parked vehicle, which was located in the far corner of the lot. Detectives Jonathan Duchesne and Aaron Brown approached the Mazda and noted all three subjects inside the vehicle were looking down as the detectives attempted to speak with them.
The driver, Amanda Gingras, 28, of Manchester, and her two passengers, Ashley Gingras, 26, of Epping, and Zachary Gingras, 27, of Manchester, were each in possession of a separate, fully loaded syringe. The detectives also noticed an infant girl seated in a car seat, next to Zachary Gingras, in the back seat. The infant’s grandmother responded to the scene and took custody of her. The Manchester Police Juvenile Unit and DCYF were notified of the incident involving the one month-old girl.
The child’s mother, Amanda Gingras, as well as, Zachary and Ashley, were placed into custody and charged with possession of a controlled drug (heroin/fentanyl). Police did not specify the relationship between the three.
Amanda was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on February 24, 2017.
Ashley was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on February 24, 2017.
Zachary was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court on January 20, 2017.