Two Arrested in Crack Cocaine Case


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Street Value put at $10,000

On February 26 at approximately 12:00 p.m., Lebanon Police Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at the Walmart Plaza, located at 285 Plainfield Rd. The vehicle was occupied by two people and indications of alleged recent drug use were observed by the officers, said Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello. “The two individuals initially provided false identities to the investigating officers, but were ultimately identified as Matthew Horton, age 28, of Cavendish VT, and Nichole Wentworth, age 35, of Epping, NH,” said Mello. 

According to the Lebanon Police Department, Horton was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 31.5 grams of crack cocaine, with the approximate street value of $10,000, said Mello. Horton was also wanted on a probation violation stemming from a felony theft charge out of Sullivan County.  Horton was charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug, crack cocaine, With the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony; Possession of a Controlled Drug, Alprazolam, a Class B Felony and False Reports to Law Enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor. He refused bail and was transported the Grafton County House of Corrections to await arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court. 

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Wentworth was wanted on a warrant out of Rockingham County for failure to appear on a previous charge for allegedly possessing heroin, said Mello. She was transferred to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department to await her arraignment.

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