• Barre women face crack use charges
     | May 24,2013

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two Barre woman were jailed on bail in New Hampshire after allegedly smoking crack cocaine in a car with a 2-year-old child inside on Monday.

    The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that police said Sarah Lucas, 32, and Ellen Smith, 31, were arrested by undercover officers Monday evening at a Mobil gas station in Manchester, N.H., after officers monitored the car because the occupants seemed to be engaged in suspicious activity.

    Police say they approached the vehicle and saw the driver, Lucas, holding a glass pipe.

    According to the Manchester District Court, both women were arraigned Monday. Lucas pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of controlled drug acts prohibited and Smith pleaded not guilty to one felony count of controlled drug acts prohibited and one misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Both women are being held for lack of $2,000 bail.

    The boy, Smith’s son, was released to a family member.

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