MANCHESTER, NH – A Manchester woman wanted on various drug-related charges was arrested in Bedford after she was featured recently as a “Fugitive of the Week” by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.
Amber Blackman, 23, had seen herself on television and attempted to go deeper into hiding, according to a U.S. Marshal news release. Blackman was last known to reside in Manchester, and was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants issued out of Merrimack County. These warrants were issued for failure to appear on narcotic charges, obstruction of justice, willful concealment and five probation violations. Additionally, Blackman has a 2-4 year suspended jail sentence, which will likely be imposed by the court.
Based on the extensive media coverage, numerous tipsters contacted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. These tips led investigators to multiple locations, including a motel on Route 101 in Bedford, where Blackman was located and arrested without incident. Blackman was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for holding pending her initial court appearance on her outstanding warrants.
This arrest was made by the cooperative effort of several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Rockingham & Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office, the Manchester & Greenfield Police Departments, N.H. Probation and Parole, along with deputy U.S. Marshals and officers from the Bedford Police Department. Click here for additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service.