A Hampton man is facing federal drug charges after he was arrested Thursday for possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Gary Cushing of Ocean Boulevard in Hampton was charged with possession of controlled drugs with intent to distribute, a Class B felony. He was charged with possessing 30 grams of heroin after a federal search warrant was executed at 415 High St., Unit 1 in Hampton. The heroin had a street value of nearly $5,000, according to police.
According to police, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Hampton Police were executing a search warrant at the High Street address when Cushing attempted to discard the drugs outside the home. Investigators and agents were able to
recover the heroin on the property and in a neighboring yard.
Hampton Police and the DEA were assisted by a New Hampshire State Police K-9 unit that was utilized to search the home for drugs.
Cushing was held at the Rockingham County Jail on $20,000 bail and was
arraigned in district court on Friday. Bail was reduced at arraignment and a probable cause hearing was set for Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Hampton Police at 603-929-4444. Anonymous tips can be made through the Crimeline for the Hamptons at 603-929-1222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.