Concord couple indicted on dozens of drug, drug-related crimes
A Concord couple accused of dealing drugs earlier this year – at times in the presence of their small child and once just hours after being released on bail for the same alleged behavior – has been indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury on nearly 30 combined charges.
Shane Plummer, 29, and Jessica Hanright Plummer, 32, were most recently arrested in late October, a few weeks after being released on $50,000 personal recognizance bail for drug charges dating back to May and June, according to indictments. The Concord police have said investigators witnessed the two sell marijuana and heroin on multiple occasions, often inside their apartment at 175 Loudon Road.
The couple has been indicted on 23 felony counts, including sale of narcotic drugs, sale of controlled drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and sale of a substance represented to be a narcotic drug. They also face six misdemeanor charges for endangering the welfare of a 5-year-old child and for possession of marijuana. Plummer has been charged with 18 offenses, Hanright Plummer with 11.
According to the indictments, Plummer typically handled the physical transactions while Hanright Plummer either weighed out the drugs or set the terms for the purchase of them.
City prosecutor Steven Endres said in November that Plummer has a lengthy criminal record, including two felony convictions from 2007, two simple assault convictions, and one conviction each for resisting arrest and burglary. But his real concern, Endres said, was that Plummer had returned to dealing heroin just hours after being released on bail.
“Based on that, the state has some extreme concerns that he is a danger to the community and that there is nothing else the court can do but hold him in order to prevent him from selling heroin,” Endres said at Plummer’s arraignment Nov. 1.
Hanright Plummer has a minimal criminal record, Endres said. She was held on $50,000 cash bail. Plummer was held on $100,000. Each was taken to Merrimack County jail and prohibited from physically contacting one another.
(Jeremy Blackman can be reached at 369-3319, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JBlackmanCM.)