MANCHESTER, NH – A graffiti check led to the arrest of a city man for possession of heroin.
On July 11, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Officers Casey Seigle and Tom Whelan were checking for graffiti behind 64 Merrimack St. when they observed two men seated on the doorstep of the building. The officers approached the two men as they both stood up and walked toward the alley.
One of the men, Ronald MacDonald, 34, of Manchester, walked behind an electrical box and dropped an unknown object on the ground. Officer Seigle walked toward the electrical box and picked up an empty hypodermic needle moments later. Officer Whelan was speaking with the two men when he observed a small, clear bag hanging out of MacDonald’s pocket and a large bulge inside of MacDonald’s sock. He eventually retrieved 3.3 grams of heroin from MacDonald’s sock and placed him into custody.
The other individual was released from the scene.
MacDonald was charged with possession of a controlled drug and later released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 16, 2017.