MANCHESTER – A man is under arrest after police say he was the recipient of four pounds of marijuana delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
Bertrand Brouillard, 53, who when arrested produced a California identification but once listed his address as 233 Prospect St., Manchester, was arrested within moments of accepting the delivery of two packages containing the drugs, police said.
Officers assisted USPS with an investigation into a suspicious package to be delivered to 247 Pearl St. A police dog indicated the packages contained drugs, and police set up surveillance when the packages were delivered to the address.
Investigators said Brouillard met the delivery person outside the address and, after he accepted the packages, police arrested him.
Lt. Maureen Tessier said it is unclear what connection, if any, Brouillard had to the Pearl Street address.
Brouillard is charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
Brouillard could enter no plea to the felony at his arraignment Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, so a probable cause hearing was set for Sept. 17.
Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau sought $10,000 cash/surety bail for Brouillard, saying he has a record here in the 1980s and 1990s, but then apparently moved to California, where he was convicted of a felony earlier this year. Because of the time difference, Favreau was unable to get details on that conviction.
Brouillard asked for personal recognizance bail, saying: "I've always come to answer my charges."
Judge William Lyons set bail at the request cash/surety amount, with a hearing on the source of any funds offered for bail and the requirement that a waiver of extradition be signed.