9 arrested in drug sweep

by Christian Mower on March 10, 2014

Police in Ossipee say nine people ranging in age from 19 to 50 have been arrested in a drug sweep for charges related to the possession and sale of heroin.

Detective Sgt. Bob King says all nine were arrested Monday after a lengthy investigation. Ossipee Police were assisted by the New Hampshire State Police SWAT team, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and police from Madison, Freedom and Effingham.

King says initial court hearings are expected to begin Tuesday for 21-year-old Aerielle Glazier of Wolfeboro; 21-year-old John Parsons and 42-year-old Steven Vantassel of Effingham; and 23-year-old Christopher McCarthy, 33-year-old Mark Galloway, 35-year-old Jeffrey Lamarche, 19-year-old James M. Jennings, 26-year-old Casey Morgan and 50-year-old Curt Dow – all of Ossipee.

King says the New Hampshire State Police SWAT team surrounded Dow’s residence on Chickville Rd. in Ossipee Monday and negotiated with him for about an hour before he surrendered. Police say Dow was out on bail for similar charges related to an investigation in 2013.