Wilton police charge two with heroin possession

WILTON – Wilton police charged two town residents with having and planning to sell heroin following their arrests earlier this month.

Police from Wilton, New Ipswich and Antrim investigated for about a week before arresting Brett Blackler, 42, and Ashley Davis, 23, both of Wilton, on April 3, according to Wilton Police Chief Brent Hautanen.

Police searched Blackler and Smith’s apartment and seized a small amount of crack cocaine, along with about 10 grams of heroin, police said.

“It’s a sizeable amount,” Hautanen said.

Police also seized drug paraphernalia and more than $1,000 in cash, police said.

Hautanen said the investigation, which is ongoing, is another example of heroin’s long reach in New Hampshire.

“I think it’s an emerging problem for the entire state,” he said. “I think it is a large, emerging problem.”

Blackler and Smith are both charged with possession of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and were held on $10,000 cash bail following their arraignments at Merrimack district court on April 4, police said.