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Drug sting nets six suspects from three towns


September 24, 2009
TAMWORTH — State and local police agencies last week arrested six suspects from three different towns following an investigation into illegal drug and gun possession.

According to New Hampshire State Police Lt. Scott Carr from Troop E in Tamworth, arrested were: James Taylor, 26, of Effingham, charged with seven counts of possession of controlled drugs and burglary; Mary Durocher, 26, of Effingham, charged with seven counts of possession of controlled drugs and receiving stolen property (a firearm); David Hindle, 28, of Conway, charged with possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, receiving stolen property (a firearm), endangering the welfare of a child, and manufacturing marijuana; John Barker, 29, of Conway, charged with possession of heroin and a probation violation; Jessica Young, 27, of Conway, charged with possession of narcotic drugs, two counts, manufacturing marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child; and Charles Lamarche, 42, of Wakefield, charged with receiving stolen property (a firearm), manufacturing marijuana and two counts of possession of a controlled drug.

As a result of the execution of multiple search warrants, police seized three stolen firearms from three different residences. Also seized were a large number of hypodermic needles, marijuana, heroin, trace amounts of cocaine and a large number of various prescription medications.

Hindle, Young and Barker were held on $15,000 cash bail following arraignment on Thursday, Sept. 17 in District Court for Northern Carroll County. The suspects from Effingham and Wakefield were arraigned in District Court for Southern Carroll County in Ossipee and high cash bail amounts were set for each suspect.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Conway, Effingham, Ossipee and Wakefield police departments all assisted with the investigation.

The police reports and search warrants were sealed by District Court Judge Pamela Albee so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation. Police expect more arrests to follow in the investigation, which stretches across several towns and county lines.

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