MANCHESTER, NH – Officers responded to Gulf Express, 21 South Main St., at 1:45 a.m. on August 13, 2017, for a woman passed out in a vehicle. Officer Kenneth Brunini spoke with the clerk who claimed the Subaru Forrester had pulled into the gas station around 12:20 a.m. and remained parked next to the gas pumps for over an hour.
The officer made several attempts to wake Alyssa Lombardi, 31, of Manchester, who was passed out behind the steering wheel. He observed keys inside of the ignition, but noted the vehicle was not running when he finally managed to wake her. Inside the vehicle was an unbuckled, sleeping five year-old boy in the backseat and an open can of alcohol next to the operator.
The officers noticed a small piece of a plastic bag on the driver’s seat as soon as she exited her vehicle. Lombardi had a difficult time standing and remained unsteady on her feet as she stood outside of the car. Lombardi consented to a search of her vehicle after the officers questioned her about the discarded piece of plastic bag. Officer Brunini ultimately retrieved three bags of heroin (.04 grams) from her purse, which was located on the passenger seat of the car.
Lombardi was placed into custody and charged with possession of a controlled drug, operating under the influence of drugs or liquor and endangering the welfare of a child. Lombardi is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 14, 2017. The young child was picked up by a family member.
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