WEST LEBANON - A suspected drug dealer who ran out of Renihan Meadows with a loaded pistol in his hand Friday when police showed up to execute a surprise search warrant is one of two men due in court today on a slate of charges.
The search warrant at 15 Renihan Meadows came as the result of an investigation into illicit drug sales that spanned several months, the Lebanon Police Department announced Monday.
"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 who attempted to flee through a basement door," police said.
"The male, later identified as Jonathan Martinez, 23, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was confronted by the officers (who noticed he) was armed with a loaded pistol, which he was carrying in his hand. Martinez attempted to flee back into the basement area but was apprehended by the officers, who ordered him to put down his weapon."