• Pelham man arrested in drug trafficking case


    PELHAM, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Pelham man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking. The arrest was part of a six month long investigation by Pelham police detectives, according to a recent release.

    As the result of a motor vehicle stop on Nov. 21, Keith Bailey, 24, of Pelham was arrested on Melody Lane without incident by Pelham police detectives, the release said. The arrest warrants were issued for two counts of selling marijuana. Bailey was placed under surveillance after police learned that he was selling marijuana and Suboxone. Police arrested Bailey earlier than planned, after they learned that he may try to flee to California, according to the release.

    Pelham detectives worked with the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics Investigation Unit to investigate this case over a six month period. During the investigation, an undercover state trooper purchased both marijuana and prescription medication from Bailey, the release said. The trooper also learned about a Pelham based drug trafficking crew, which was transporting large amounts of pot packaged to look like medical marijuana into the Pelham area from out of state. The marijuana may have come from a legitimate cannabis dispensary in California, according to the release.

    Throughout the entire investigation, police purchased about $4,000 of high grade marijuana and prescription medication from several different people. It is likely that additional arrests will be made and Bailey could be looking at additional charges at a later hearing, the release said.

    After Bailey's arraignment at Nashua District Court, he was held on $2,500 cash bail.

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