NH drug counselor faces heroin trafficking charge in Mass.

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LOWELL, Mass. —  A Manchester woman who is a drug counselor in Nashua was arrested by Billerica, Mass., police June 16, charged with trafficking heroin.

According to the Lowell Sun Amy Gagnon, 30, of 267 Webster St., was a passenger in a car driven by David Yeomans, 28, of Lowell, Mass., when Yeomans ran a stop sign and was pulled over by police, who quickly suspected Yeomans was impaired.

While questioning Gagnon she became emotional and told police she was holding heroin for Yeomans, which was stashed in her bra.

Yeomans denied that it was his heroin and told police the two had traveled to Lawrence, Mass., together to both buy heroin. Police allege Gagnon also had $1,000 in cash and Oxycodone pills in her purse, which was on the floor of the vehicle.

Gagnon is a substance abuse counselor at the Nashua Treatment Center, according to the Sun report. She appeared in Lowell District Court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of: trafficking in heroin; possession of a Class B drug; and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for July 15.

According to the Sun, Gagnon’s attorney told the court that Gagnon and Yeomans were on their way to get lunch when they were stopped by police, and that Yeomans handed Gagnon the heroin telling her, “Take this or I will kill you.”

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