Two homeless people arrested on drug charges

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Anthony Demiles (top) and Jillene Pelkey – courtesy photo

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Tuesday, the Manchester Police Department Special Enforcement Division/Street Crime Unit arrested two separate homeless individuals on drug-related crimes.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. in Victory Park, police saw a man fidgeting and twitching and saw him “snorting” something out of a bag that was later found to be a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. That man, 47-year-old Anthony Demiles, was charged with alleged possession of a controlled drug.

Less than two hours later at Veterans Park, police found a woman in a car who appeared to be preparing drugs for consumption. She agreed to step out of her car and police discovered a small bag believed to be a mixture of heroin and fentanyl on her person. The woman, 34-year-old Jillene Pelkley, was charged with alleged possession of a controlled drug.

Both are scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court – North on Sept. 26, 2019

Anyone charged with a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.