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Manchester police looking for graffiti charge city man with drug possession

July 12. 2017 12:06PM

MANCHESTER — Police investigating graffiti on Merrimack Street Tuesday evening ended up arresting Ronald MacDonald on a drug possession charge.

According to a release, officers went behind 64 Merrimack St. about 5:15 p.m. and saw two men sitting on the doorstep who got up and walked toward an alley when the officers approached.

MacDonald, 34, of Manchester, walked behind an electrical box and dropped something, police said. An officer found an empty hypodermic needle when he checked the spot, police said. The other officer said he saw a clear baggy hanging from MacDonald’s pocket, as well as a bulge in MacDonad’s sock, and found 3.3 grams of heroin, police said.

MacDonald was charged with possession of a controlled drug and was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester circuit court Aug. 16.

The other man, William Webb, was not charged and was rleased at the scene, police said.

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