MANCHESTER — City police say a search warrant executed Tuesday by the Manchester Police Department SWAT team resulted in the seizure of guns, thousands of dollars’ worth of illegal drugs, and three arrests.
Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, members of the Manchester Police Department SWAT Team executed a search warrant in a first-floor apartment at 315 East High St. According to police, complaints were received from citizens reporting possible drug activity at the address. The Special Enforcement Division began a lengthy investigation, developing evidence that led them to believe illegal narcotics were being sold there.
According to police, one of the occupants of the residence, identified as Jonathan Sargent, 36, had an active warrant out for his arrest for the sale of a controlled drug. Sargent was found and taken into custody without incident.
The owner of the building and tenant of the first floor, Michael Cicciu, 40, along with Arica Siegel, 35, were also arrested. Cicciu was charged with being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon and two counts of possession of a controlled drug. Siegel was arrested on an active electronic bench warrant. She was also charged with five counts of possession of a controlled drug.
Police said during a search of the residence, officers seized three assault rifles, some of which were loaded.
They also found two hunting rifles and a muzzle loader, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine — carrying a street value of $65,000 — as well as 138 grams of heroin/fentanyl worth approximately $10,000.
As a result of the investigation, Sargent was also charged with violation of parole, being an armed career criminal, and two counts of possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute.