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Reference: Felony arrests

Date of Release: May 3rd, 2006

Reference: Felony arrests

On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 at approximately 3:45 PM at the Portsmouth Traffic Circle, the Portsmouth Police Department arrested three individuals and seized a motor vehicle containing a large quantity of marijuana. The marijuana seized is worth an estimated street value of $40,000. The following were arrested as a result of this investigation:

Richard C. Hamilton
Date of birth 03/25/73
67 Demerit Road
Lee, NH
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute
Fugitive from Justice


Michael V. Hehir
Date of birth 01/19/85
69 Prospect Street, Apt. #4
Portsmouth, NH
Charge:
Fugitive from Justice


Christian M. Jennings
Date of birth 06/30/86
31 Court Street
Dover, NH
Charge:
Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle


Mr. Jennings was processed at the Portsmouth Police Department and subsequently released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail for a court date of June 5th at Portsmouth District Court. Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Hehir will be held overnight at the Portsmouth Police Department for arraignment at the Portsmouth District Court tomorrow morning.

These arrests are part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation involving bank robberies and the illicit distribution of drugs. Both Fugitive from Justice charges are from the State of Maine involving a bank robbery that occurred in Lewiston, Maine on April 25th. This bank robbery is under investigation by the Lewiston Police Department. The Portsmouth Police Departments Special Investigations Unit is continuing with this ongoing investigation, and more criminal charges and arrests are anticipated in the near future as a result.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bureau of Investigative Services at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 431-1199. return



 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500