Drug sweeps net 13 arrests in ManchesterBy PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader
February 16. 2018 1:00AM
MANCHESTER — City police say a day-long drug sweep at locations throughout Manchester resulted in 13 arrests and the seizure of one handgun, 70 grams of heroin, more than 18 grams of crack cocaine, two grams of cocaine, $447 in cash and one vehicle.
According to Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe, the drug raids were carried out by members of the Manchester Police Department Special Enforcement Division, along with state police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office spearheaded a drug sweep as part of Operation Granite Shield. According to O’Keefe, the drug sweeps began at 6 a.m. Thursday and continued through 9 p.m. at night.
The Manchester Police SWAT team was also used to conduct searches for “wanted” individuals at several locations throughout the day.
The first arrest occurred at 515 Hall St. when the SWAT team conducted a search warrant. Inside, they located and arrested Carlos Delgado, 28, seizing a Ruger 9 mm handgun, $447 cash, 30 grams of heroin, 18 grams of crack cocaine and one ounce of marijuana.
Arthur Lynch, 31, of Manchester was arrested at his Kenberma Street home at 8:55 a.m. on a warrant for sale/manufacture of a controlled drug.
Darrell Scott, 33, of Deerfield was arrested at 9:35 a.m. in the area of Amherst and Maple streets during a motor vehicle stop and charged with possession of a controlled drug after police reported finding .15 grams of crack cocaine inside his vehicle.
Bobby Johnson, 36, of Manchester was taken into custody in the area of Amherst and Lincoln streets at 11:20 a.m., charged with several outstanding warrants for sale of a controlled drug. Police say he was also in possession of 1 gram of crack cocaine and .7 grams of heroin.
Amanda Taylor, 29, of Manchester was arrested at 11:30 a.m. at 559 Lincoln St. on an outstanding drug court warrant.
Mark Loiselle, 32, of Bedford was arrested at noon in Bedford. He was picked up on a possession of controlled drug arrest warrant.
James Canney, 52, of Raymond was arrested outside of 325 Amherst St. around noon during a search of the address by the Manchester Police SWAT team. He was charged on a warrant out of Merrimack County Court.
Joseph Flynn, 52, of Amherst Street was arrested at his residence around noon on a Manchester warrant for two counts sale of a controlled drug. Police say he was in possession of .6 grams of heroin and .9 grams of crack cocaine when he was picked up.
Tiffani Ulrich, 21, homeless, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant at 5:15 p.m. in the area of 15 Willow St.
Timothy Sowa, 28, of Manchester was arrested at 414 North Bend Road at 3:50 p.m. Police say he was in possession of 1.1 grams of crack cocaine and 27.4 grams of heroin at the time of his arrest, and was additionally charged with two counts possession of a controlled drug and the two drug-related arrest warrants.
Detectives stopped a motor vehicle at 4:35 p.m. in the area of Elm Street and Orange Street and arrested all three occupants. The driver of the vehicle, Gerald Marsh, 21, of Warner was arrested and charged on a Merrimack County drug warrant. Police say a passenger, identified as Rosalie Dirisio, 29, of Manchester was in possession of 2.1 grams of heroin, and was charged with possession of controlled drug. A second passenger, identified as Wayne Luce, 52, of Manchester was arrested in the area of Elm and Orange streets. Police say he had 6.1 grams of heroin on his person, and was charged with possession of a controlled drug.
No bail was posted for any of the arrested individuals.