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Manchester police arrest two following alleged drug deal

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

October 17. 2017 12:02AM
TODD JOHNSON and SARAH KNIFFIN 



MANCHESTER — Police say two city residents were arrested Saturday after officers reported seeing them complete a drug deal.

According to Manchester police Lt. Brian O’Keefe, officers Cody Healy and Jason Feliciano were in the area of Bass Island Park around 5:40 p.m. Saturday when they saw what they say appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction between a man and a woman.

According to O’Keefe the man and woman, identified as Todd Johnson, 24, and Sarah Kniffin, 23, both of Manchester, entered the park separately, met briefly to exchange an unknown item and left in opposite directions.

The officers made two separate stops and spoke with both individuals, and determined Kniffin met with Johnson to exchange money for drugs, according to O’Keefe. The officers seized $40 from Kniffin and a small amount of crack cocaine and heroin from Johnson.

Johnson was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug. Kniffin was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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