Two Arrested in Case
On February 1, after an investigation into illicit drug sales that spanned several months, the Lebanon Police Department, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence located at 15 Renihan Meadows. According to Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello in a statement, “During the warrant execution, Lebanon Police Officers entered the home and encountered several occupants. Simultaneously, Lebanon Officers providing perimeter security on the outside of the home, encountered a male subject attempted to flee through a basement door.”
The male, later identified as Jonathan Martinez, age 23, of Springfield, MA, was confronted by the officers and allegedly was armed with a loaded pistol, which he was carrying in his hand, said Mello. According to authorities, Martinez attempted to flee back into the basement area but was apprehended by the Lebanon Police Officers, who “ordered him to put down his weapon.”
Ceagin Darling, Jonathan Martinez (Lebanon Police Dept.)
Martinez was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 90 bags of Heroin and a small amount of Crack Cocaine. He was also allegedly in possession of over $7,000 in cash, which was seized. Martinez is facing two felony charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug, one felony charge of Felonious Use of a Firearm, and one misdemeanor charge of Resisting Arrest and Detention.
Also arrested as part of this investigation was Ceagin Darling, age 22, of Lebanon. Darling is charged with six felony counts for Sale of the Controlled Drugs Heroin and Crack Cocaine. More than 6 ounces of Marijuana was also allegedly seized from the home.
Both Martinez and Darling were held pending their arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court scheduled for February 4.