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Drug charges follow 'medical emergency' at Manchester dollar store

Union Leader Staff
April 24. 2018 1:56PM
Nicholas R. Clifford of Bristol was arrested Monday after police say they found what appeared to be crystal amphetamine and heroin in his possession. (COURTESY OF BRISTOL POLICE)

BRISTOL — Police say a 30-year-old man faces drug charges after he experienced a medical emergency in the Dollar General Store on Lake Street Monday around noon.

According to police Nicholas R. Clifford of Bristol was conscious but lethargic when EMTs arrived; he refused medical treatment.

“Officers felt he was under the influence and he was detained ... until he could reach a person to take custody and take care of him,” police said in a news release.

“While confirming his ID, he was found to be in possession of approximately $2000 in counterfeit, $100 dollar bills. He was also found to be in possession of a crystalline substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.”

A search warrant was obtained for Clifford’s vehicle, where police said they found crystal methamphetamine and heroin, along with $504 in cash and “other items indicating drug sales.”

Clifford was arrested and charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

He refused bail and is being held at the Grafton County jail until his arraignment on Tuesday.

Police said the counterfeit cash possession case will be handled by the U.S. Secret Service.

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