Police nab four
NASHUA – Members of the Nashua Police Department arrested four individuals for drug-related crimes Friday as part of Operation Granite Shield, a program instituted to help end the city’s ongoing opioid and drug crisis.
Joshua Cook, Bret Cooper, Shannon Presutti and Matthew Belanger were arrested at the conclusion of “extensive investigations into the distribution of illegal drugs in Nashua,” according to police. They were all scheduled for arraignment Monday.
Cook, 20, of 62 Hickory St., Manchester, was charged with one count of acts prohibited, possession of a controlled drug, heroin, felony; possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, violation and operating after suspension, violation. Cook was held on a $5,000 cash or surety bail.
Cooper, 50, of 18 Canal St., was charged with common nuisances, felony. This means, according to police, that Cooper was allegedly “controlling a residence” which was used by drug-dependent people using controlled drugs, or used “for the illegal keeping or selling” of the drugs. He was held on a $5,000 cash or surety bail.
Presutti, 39, of no fixed address, was charged with a capias warrant for failure to appear on the original felony charge of acts prohibited. She was held without bail.
Belanger, 43, of 193 East Dunstable Road, was charged with acts prohibited, possession of a controlled drug, crack cocaine, a felony. Belanger was held on $5,000 cash or surety bail.
Hannah LaClaire can be reached at 594-1243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.