Jaffrey Man Arrested on Drug Charge

A town resident accused of having thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs and cash was arrested on a drug charge on Wednesday morning.

According to a news release from the Jaffrey Police Department, Alan Wheeler, 29, was charged with possession of controlled drugs with intent to distribute and resisting arrest on Thursday.

Jaffrey police responded to a report of an unwanted person at a home on Nelson Circle around 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday. In the initial report, the person was identified as Wheeler and said to be in possession of “a shoebox full of drugs,” according to the release.

According to the release, when officers arrived, they saw Wheeler walking in the area of Turnpike Road and Knight Street, carrying a shoebox and some clothing.

Police said when an officer approached Wheeler and told him to put those items on the ground, Wheeler took the items and ran down Knight Street.

During a short foot chase, Wheeler hurled the shoebox, spilling its contents as he kept on running, according to the release. Officers then caught Wheeler and took him into custody for resisting arrest, police said.

Once Wheeler was in custody, an officer came back to the area and allegedly discovered multiple baggies of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $15,000; multiple baggies of heroin with an estimated street value of $7,400; and cash totaling more than $4,000.

Wheeler was taken to the Cheshire County jail and was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in Cheshire County Superior Court.

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