MANCHESTER — Four people have been arrested on a variety of drug crimes, three of them at city parks, according to city police.

According to a statement, the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division/Street Crime Unit monitored city parks and areas near the shelter for illegal activity and made four drug-related arrests.

At Bronstein Park, detectives arrested Brianna Sargent, 21, of Goffstown for possession of crack cocaine.

At Veterans Park, Samuel Parodi, 38, no provided address, was found in possession of a syringe loaded with heroin and fentanyl, police said. He was charged with possession of a controlled drug.

Matthew Jacobsen, 28, of Woburn, Mass., was arrested near Wagner Park for possession of heroin and fentanyl.

At Maple and Lowell streets, detectives allege they saw a man involved in what they took to be illegal drug activity.

“The man, along with some other people went to 199 Manchester St. where detectives were able to speak with them. Ultimately, 31-year-old Joshua Mailhot was found in possession of a knife, as well as methamphetamine,” police said.

Mailhot was charged with being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, as well as drug possession with intent to distribute, they said.

Sunday, October 20, 2019