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Police arrest seven in alleged Portsmouth drug distribution operation

PORTSMOUTH — Seven people were arrested Wednesday and a eighth person is wanted in connection with a drug distribution operation in the Gosling Meadows neighborhood, police said in a release.

The arrests, which included a ninth person police charged with trespassing, were made as part of a ongoing investigation into drug sales in the area, police said.

Arrested were: Persephanie Lesperance, 24, of 229 Raleigh Way, of conspiracy to sell heroin and drug possession, Kayla Crystal, 30, of 2 Winsor Road, of two counts of conspiracy to sell heroin, Sarah Bigelow, 33, of 4 Winsor Road, of conspiracy to sell heroin and breach of bail conditions, Patricia Jones, 42, of 5 Winsor Road, of two counts of selling heroin, Christian Kirkendol, 22, of 2 Winsor Road, of selling heroin and conspiracy to sell heroin, Tyler Townsend, 19, Somersworth, of two counts of selling crack cocaine, and Joseph Gamester, 22, New Castle, of conspiracy to sell heroin.

Police are also searching for Chelsea Glover, 21, who is wanted on charges of selling heroin and violating probation. She is described as white, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 100 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about Glover's whereabouts is asked to call their local police department or the Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling 431-1199 or visiting seacoastcrimestoppers.org.

Also on Wednesday evening, Austin Fisk, 21, of 30 Taft Road, was charged with trespassing after allegedly being in the Gosling Meadows neighborhood after being served with a letter by the Portsmouth Housing Authority barring him from being there.


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