Sadly, once again, heroin is in the headlines, as a 44-year-old Claremont man was arrested in Lebanon on Wednesday evening after a joint investigation into illegal drug sales in the city.
According to authorities, officers approached 44-year-old Brian Coleman in a parking lot of a Lebanon business shortly after 8:30 Wednesday evening as part of the investigation, and found the man to be in the possession of 11 grams of heroin and an undisclosed amount of methadone.
Coleman was arrested on charges of conspiracy to sell, and possession of a controlled drug, and ordered held on $5,000 bail. It was not immediately know what Coleman was doing in the parking lot, or if authorities had arranged the encounter.
Coleman, who was being housed at the Grafton County House of Corrections, was arraigned Thursday in Lebanon District Court. Both Lebanon police and members of the Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force took part in the investigation.