Man arrested after accepting packages of marijuana mailed to Manchester address
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.
Brouillard asked for personal recognizance bail, saying: "I've always come to answer my charges."