Portsmouth police arrest man on heroin charge

Portsmouth police arrest man on heroin charge


Portsmouth-police-patch-296x350PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth police Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old Newport man on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, ecstasy and cocaine.

Gardner Devos, of 66 Girard Ave., Unit 423, Newport, will be arraigned today, Dec. 5, in Second Division District Court in Newport.

After receiving information of possible narcotic deliveries in Portsmouth in the area of 980 East Main Road, Portsmouth and Newport police conducted surveillance over a six-week period and identified Mr. Devos as a suspect in the delivery of narcotics, according to Portsmouth Detective Lt. A.J. Bucci.

Based on information received, a search warrant was obtained and it was executed Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of 980 East Main Road by Portsmouth and Newport police. Mr. Devos was arrested and found in possession 230 packets of heroin, 5.8 grams of cocaine and 12 grams of MDMA (aka ectasy), according to Lt. Bucci.