DOVER - A Rochester man could face more than 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines after his indictment earlier this week on fentanyl possession and falsifying physical evidence charges.
Jeffrey Bacon, 28, of 16B Leonard St., is alleged to have left an Academy Street address that police had under surveillance for possible drug activity on May 19.
After Leonard got in his car and began to drive off, an officer stopped him on a traffic violation, Rochester Police Capt. Gary Boudreau said on Friday.
During the traffic stop and interview with the officer, Bacon admitted that he had used and purchased heroin, Boudreau said.
Police then decided to impound the car.
Soon after Bacon contacted the tow truck driver who was impounding his vehicle and "asked him to remove evidence," according to court documents, which led to the charge alleging he attempted to commit falsifying of physical evidence.
Besides fentanyl, Bacon was also charged with possession of naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism and opioid addiction not to be confused with naloxone, which is used under the brand name Narcan as an emergency treatment in heroin and fentanyl overdoses.
The Strafford County grand jury indictments were handed down July 14 and released on Wednesday.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, only that enough evidence has been gathered to warrant a trial.