Nashua police nab three men on drug charges

Alexander Pearson, 35, 12 Kasey Drive, Milford

NASHUA – Police arrested three men over the last week on drug-related offenses, with one ordered held on $250,000 cash or surety bail pending his next court appearance.

Two of the suspects – Alexander Pearson, 35, of Milford,

and Antonio Robinson, 28, of Manchester – were picked up as part of the ongoing Granite Hammer drug initiative, while the third man, Travis J. Gladstone, 22, of 73 Ash St., Nashua, was arrested separately and arraigned Tuesday on several drug-related charges.

Gladstone is facing five felony charges, one of which, “common nuisance,” accuses him of using his residence to keep and to sell crack cocaine. He is also charged with possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, sale of crack cocaine and two charges accusing him of aiding another person in the sale of controlled drugs, according to court documents.

Police charged Robinson, of 133 Massabesic St. Manchester, with one count each of sale of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and driving after suspension, all felonies. He was also charged on an outstanding electronic bench warrant.

Robinson was arraigned March 1, police said, and was initially held on $25,000 cash bail.

Pearson, of 12 Kasey Drive, Milford, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of prescription drugs (oxycodone), and was later released on $250 cash bail, police said.

As for Gladstone, Nashua district court Judge Paul S. Moore modified his original $100,000 cash bail to $250,000 cash or surety, ordering him, if he does make bail, to live at a specified address in Manchester, to not commit any crimes, to possess no firearms and to consume no alcohol or illegal drugs.

Moore also made several notations on the bail order, in which he cited Gladstone’s “lengthy record,” his “substance abuse issues” and past “failure to appear” in court, along with allegations that Gladstone posted comments on social media “advocating attacking police.”

Moore scheduled a probable cause hearing for Gladstone for March 16 in the Nashua court.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.