On February 26, 2018 at approximately 12:00PM Lebanon Police Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at the Walmart Plaza, located at 285 Plainfield Rd. The vehicle was occupied by two people and indications of recent drug use were observed by the officers. The two individuals initially provided false identities to the investigating officers, but were ultimately identified as Matthew Horton, age 28, of Cavendish VT, and Nichole Wentworth, age 35, of Epping NH.
Horton was found to be in possession of approximately 31.5 grams of crack cocaine, with the approximate street value of $10,000. Horton was also wanted on a probation violation stemming from a felony theft charge out of Sullivan County. Horton was charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug, crack cocaine, With the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony; Possession of a Controlled Drug, Alprazolam, a Class B Felony and False Reports to Law Enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor. He refused bail, and was transported the Grafton County House of Corrections to await arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court. Wentworth was wanted on a warrant out of Rockingham County for failure to appear on a previous charge for possessing heroin. She was transferred to the Rockingham County Sherriff’s Department to await her arraignment.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello