Hampton's Maxim 'Hometown Hottie' Busted in Drug Sweep

Persephanie Lesperance, 24, a model, was arrested on multiple charges in connection to a Seacoast heroin distribution ring.

Persephanie Lesperance. [Credit: Portsmouth Police Department]
Persephanie Lesperance. [Credit: Portsmouth Police Department]
A Hampton model who was a runner-up in Maxim's 2013 "Hometown Hottie" competition was among eight people arrested Wednesday during a drug sweep in Portsmouth.

Persephanie Lesperance, 24, whose hometown is Hampton but currently resides at 220 Raleigh Way in Portsmouth, was charged with conspiracy to sell heroin and possession of Suboxone. She was held on cash bail.

Lesperance was one of 10 finalists in Maxim's annual girl-next-door beauty contest, and she used her quirky and community-focused spirit to propel her past her competitors.

Lesperance's competition page and video interviews stood out from some of her more glamor-focused challengers, as she showcased her looks while also explaining how she uses them to do positive things in life.

"I have a wicked soft spot for charities, whether I'm help raising [sic] the money or donating it out of pocket, I love to help out in any way I can," said Lesperance in a video on her profile. "I think I'd make the perfect Maxim small-town 'hottie' because I’m a true small town girl just trying to make a difference."

Lesperance told New Hampshire Magazine that she was just getting started in modeling and in her spare time did charity work, including collecting dresses, shoes and accessories for young girls whose families were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Police said the Lesperance's arrest was part of an ongoing investigation into heroin distribution in the Seacoast.

Robert Downer November 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
SO sad...shes so fine!!!!
Jerry Belle November 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM
It's even sadder that you think she's so fine. It's not all about looks, grow up.
Bill Dungan November 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM
There goes my connection.
lucky libra November 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM
must be her drug sales money that she is donating to the charities,
lloyd kurtz November 14, 2013 at 01:24 PM
No ones mug shot looks good
Jeana Bertani November 14, 2013 at 01:41 PM
She sadly won't be hot long if she is using.
Jean Francois Mc Dermott November 14, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Where she is headed will probably save her from a life of crime and probably an early death. I hope she recovers and l crime doesn't pay. God protect here while she is in jail.
Kyle Stucker (Editor) November 14, 2013 at 01:49 PM
I please ask that all of you be respectful when commenting on this story. There are a couple of comments that are a little inappropriate, and I don't have a problem deleting them if you cross the line.
bg robbins November 14, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Oh....bless her heart,..... give her a break.......She loves to help out.
wm c barker November 14, 2013 at 04:14 PM
find the 1st person who gave her the taste,OD them
Dan November 17, 2013 at 01:03 PM
In response to the Editor: It takes two to tango/tangle. If you are going to use this headline "Hampton's Maxim 'Hometown Hottie' Busted in Drug Sweep" then you going to elicit some rather ribald type of response. Something that Persephanie's mother didn't tell her that rings true with you Mr. Editor "If you don't want it, don't flaunt it." So don't make the story sound sexier than really was, which it wasn't.


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