LEOMINSTER – On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Leominster Police Department was granted a search warrant for Motel 6, room 260, in Leominster, and a brown Mercedes-Benz utilized by two drug dealers.
According to Detective Jose Algarin’s Statement of Facts, following an investigation, the dealers were identified as Chelsea LeBlanc, 33, of State Street in Leominster and Thomas Hitt, a 25-year-old resident of New Ipswich, New Hampshire.
Det. Algarin said that within three days of obtaining the search warrant from the Leominster District Court, LeBlanc sold fentanyl and crack-cocaine to a confidential source on two separate occasions.
“[The] investigation revealed that LeBlanc had rented room 260 at Motel 6 in her name,” wrote Det. Algarin in his Statement of Facts. “During surveillance, members of the North Worcester Country Drug Task Force & Massachusetts State Police observed LeBlanc & Hitt enter and exit room 260 several times.”
Following their surveillance, at around 11 p.m., the North Worcester Country Drug Task Force & Massachusetts State Police executed their search warrant, Algarin said. LeBlanc was located in the hotel room and Hitt was found by police within close proximity of the room.
Upon execution of their search warrant, police found and seized the following drugs from room 260 at the Motel 6 and on “Hitt’s person”:
- 6.51 grams (gross weight) of fentanyl
(1.26 grams on Hitt)
- 13.4 grams (gross weight) of crack-cocaine
(.77 grams on Hitt)
- 4.65 grams (gross weight) of cocaine
- 3, 5mg pills of Oxycodone
- 15 Clonazepam pills
- 1 scale
- Sandwich bags
Det. Algarin determined that Hitt and LeBlanc were dealing drugs because of scale, sandwich bags and amount of narcotics in their possession.
“Also seized as proceeds from drug distribution was a total of $1,801 in United States currency ($1,491 in Hitt’s pants pocket),” wrote Det. Algarin in his Statement of Facts.
Police didn’t find anything inside the Mercedes-Benz
LeBlanc and Hitt were both arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession with intent to distribute Class A (Fentanyl)
- Possession with intent to distribute Class B (Crack-Cocaine)
- Possession with intent to distribute Class B (Cocaine)
- Possession with intent to distribute Class A (Oxycodone)
- Possession with intent to distribute Class C (Clonazepam)
Hitt also had three warrants out for his arrest.
Hitt’s bail was set at $2,500.
Hitt was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Dec. 12, 2022.
Hitt is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 19 for a pretrial conference hearing.
(The criminal docket for LeBlanc was not provided to News Link Live in the Freedom of Information Request).
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