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Manchester CrimeWatch: City woman arrested on warrant facing additional drug charges

MANCHESTER — Police said a city woman they arrested on a warrant out of Concord had heroin in her possession at the time of her arrest.

Carrie Collins, 28, of 167 Merrimack St., was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a Manchester felony charge of possession of a narcotic.

No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for March 13. A police prosecutor requested $5,000 cash/surety bail on the Manchester charge, noting Collins has prior drug convictions.

Judge William Lyons told Collins she would be transported to Concord for arraignment Thursday on that city’s drug sale warrant.

Probation hold trumps bail

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Aaron Roux, 25, of 188 Bell St., but it won’t be operative unless a 72-hour probation hold is lifted. Police prosecutors said Roux’s criminal history includes convictions for resisting arrest and theft by unauthorized taking.

Roux was in Circuit Court on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief. He is accused of spitting on his ex-girlfriend and pushing her and throwing sand in her face and kicking the door of her mother’s vehicle, damaging it.

Bail conditions bar contact with the alleged victim and her mother and bar Roux from their residences. Trial was set for March 26.

Multiple code violations

Jean Mars, 39, of 89 Pennacook St., was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Wednesday after being arrested on drug sale warrants.

But a clerk informed Mars that he also has 15 housing code violations on a Valley Street apartment building. Mars protested he no longer owns the building, that it was foreclosed on, but the clerk said these are violations he ignored during his ownership of the property.

Mars could enter no plea to four felony counts of sale of cocaine, so a probable cause hearing was set for March 13, when the violations will also be addressed.

Mars objected to the prosecutors’ request for $20,000 cash/surety bail, with conditions including a waiver of extradition and a hearing on the source of any funds offered for bail.

“I have a clean record,” Mars told Judge William Lyons. The judge responded that Mars ignored 15 housing code violations and set bail at the requested amount, with the requested conditions.

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