Nashua-Hudson Granite Shield charges 6 with drug crimes

Charged following a joint Nashua and Hudson operation of Granite Shield, are, top row, from left: Demetrius Dalesio, Colleen Franzen and Michael Gulliver; and bottom row, from left, Robert Ayles, Jeffrey Colon and Cody Taylor.

NASHUA — A joint Nashua Police Department and Hudson Police Department Granite Shield operation resulted in the arrest of six for drug-related crimes on Thursday, police officials said.

Those arrested include:

Demetrius Dalesio, 53, of 3 Mclaren Ave. in Nashua was charged with two counts of selling crack cocaine, a felony second offense in both cases.

Officials said if convicted, Dalesio will face enhanced penalties due to having a prior drug conviction.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned Dec. 13 in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua.

Colleen Franzen, 37, no fixed address, was charged with felonies for the sale of heroin and the sale of crack cocaine.

She was also released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned Dec. 13.

Michael Gulliver, 55, of 243 Main St., Apt. 43, in Nashua, was charged with felony second offense of selling heroin.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned Dec. 13.

Robert Ayles, 36, of 24 Chadwick Circle, Apt. F, in Nashua was charged with felony second offense possession of heroin and felony second offense of possession of methamphetamine.

An arrest warrant had already been issued against Ayles for his failure to appear in court on an earlier charge.

Ayles will face enhanced penalties if convicted.

He refused bail and was arraigned on Friday, officials said.

Jeffrey Colon, 31, of 53 Bowers St. in Nashua was charged with felony possession of cocaine and two counts of possession of a prescription drug, which are misdemeanor offenses.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned Dec. 13.

Cody Taylor, 24, of 18.5 Cedar St. in Nashua was charged with felony possession of heroin.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and will also be arraigned Dec. 13.

Along with Hudson police officers, the arresting officers were with the Nashua police narcotics intelligence division and the problem oriented policing and traffic enforcement units.

Federal grants through the Granite Shield program financed this investigation of illegal drug activity in Nashua, officials said.