U.S. Marshals: Narcotics Fugitive Arrested in Somersworth After 10-Month Search
A narcotics fugitive that had been wanted for 10 months was arrested Friday in Somersworth, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Meghan Donnelly, 29, was observed by the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force traveling by vehicle as a passenger on Route 108 in Somersworth, according to Jeffrey White, a deputy marshal.
According to a press release, Donnelly was arrested without incident after the vehicle was stopped on Blackwater Road. Donnelly was brought to Strafford County Jail for processing and holding on her outstanding arrest warrants, pending her initial court appearance at a date and time yet to be established.
Donnelly had been listed as the U.S Marshals "Fugitive of the Week" on December 16, leading to a slew of media coverage, per the release, which said Donnelly was located as a result of tips received following the publicity.
This arrest was made by several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, including the Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, the Greenfield Police Department, as well as deputy U.S. Marshals.
Donnelly, who was last known to reside in Wakefield, New Hampshire, was being sought on two outstanding arrest warrants, according to White, including a warrant from Strafford County Superior Court issued in March for failing to appear on a charge of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
Donnelly was also wanted on a warrant issued by the Carroll County Superior Court for failing to appear on a narcotics possession charge issued in December, the release said.