April 01. 2016 6:56PM

Troy woman sells Trump-labeled heroin

By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent


KEENE — A Troy woman was arrested Thursday for selling “Donald Trump” branded heroin. The heroin was packaged in dosage-sized bags stamped with the words “Donald Trump,” police said.

Darcie Rae Hall, 36, of 34 Granite St., Troy, was charged with the sale of a controlled drug, heroin, which police allege took place March 24 and March 28.

The Thursday arrest follows a monthlong investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force in cooperation with the Keene Police and New Hampshire State Police Troop C.

According to court documents, a detective arranged for a confidential informant — who is attempting to "obtain favorable consideration" on a pending charge of possession of a controlled substance — to purchase a bundle of heroin from Hall through someone who has purchased up to ten grams of heroin from Hall more than 30 times.

The first buy took place in the bathroom at McDonald's on Winchester Street in Keene.

The second buy took place in a vehicle parked at the Troy mini-mart on Route 12.

When the buyer brought this second bundle to the detective, he wrote in the arrest affidavit, “I also observed that each wax bag was stamped with a ‘Donald Trump’ logo.”

On Thursday, Hall was stopped while she was driving north on Route 12 in Troy. She was taken into custody without incident and then both her residence and vehicle were searched and the evidence seized, police said.

Hall’s criminal record includes possession of marijuana in 1997, possession of a controlled substance in 2013 and three more possessions of a controlled substance in 2014.

Hall is currently on probation for a 2014 conviction of possession of cocaine. Police said that charges of violation of probation are anticipated.

She was held overnight in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.

On Friday, Hall waived arraignment in the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. She entered a plea of not guilty. Her $2,000 cash bail was upheld and she remains at the Cheshire County House of Corrections in Keene.

The case remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who has further information to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9820, and ask to speak to Det. Chris Gulino.

Anonymous tips can be left online at the department website: http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/departments/police/anonymous-crime-tips.