FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Seabrook Police Department
Drug Arrest Nets More Than 50 Grams Crack & Gun
On Wednesday February 28, 2019 Seabrook Police arrested 49-year-old Craig Noyes of Seabrook on charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug (x2) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Drug. The charges were the result of an early evening traffic stop on Route 286 during which more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, quantities of heroin/fentanyl, prescriptions, and a semi-automatic handgun were seized. The crack cocaine had a street value of more than $5,000.00.
Noyes will be arraigned at the Rockingham County Superior Court on March 8th.
Seabrook Acting Chief of Police Brett Walker stated, “This arrest highlights the importance of interagency cooperation. Seabrook Police worked with the Salisbury, MA Police and the Massachusetts State Police in a combined effort to take a dealer off the streets. This is a significant seizure and the presence of a firearm reaffirms the dangers presented to officers at every level of the illicit drug trade. We are extremely pleased by the work of our officers in both getting drugs and a gun off the streets as well as their ability to get it done without injury to Mr. Noyes or the officers.”
Prior to the incident, officers observed several local residents congregating at a home which has generated complaints of suspected drug activity to the Seabrook Police. These residents waited in the sub-freezing temperatures and officers believed they were awaiting Mr. Noyes’ arrival. Following the traffic stop, several vehicles and residents approached officers asking if Mr. Noyes was in the vehicle and whether or not he needed a ride.
Seabrook Sergeants Dan Lawrence and Justin Murphy, Detective Mike Maloney, and Officers Eddie Tyre and Rick Hines, and Salisbury, MA Police Officer Jeremy Kelley were involved in this arrest.
Anyone with additional information on this case please contact Detective Sergeant Dan Lawrence or Sergeant Justin Murphy at the Seabrook Police Department 603-474-5200. Anyone wishing to provide information on illegal activities can report the information to the Seabrook Police Department at 603-474-5200 or through the Crimeline for the Hamptons via text to “CRIMES” (274637) keyword: “Hamptons”. http://www.hamptonpd.com/crime/crimeline.htm.