Photo Gallery | Gosling Meadows drug raid for heroin dealers

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- The Portsmouth Police executed search warrants and arrest warrants beginning at 8:30 this morning in the Gosling Meadows neighborhood.   Portsmouth Detectives and members of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT), executed warrants on 25 Weald Road and 32 Gosling Road.  Today’s warrants were a result of many months of investigation into the sale of Heroin in the neighborhood.  Community members complained to law enforcement about the prevalence of the drug in a neighborhood filled with children and families. Detectives arrested the following subjects:

Delanae Sykes, 2 counts felony sale of Heroin
25 Weald Road

Gary Murray, 1 count sale of Heroin (currently on probation)
25 Weald Road
Gregory Watson, 5 counts sale of Heroin
25 Weald Road

Caroline Paradis, 2 counts sale of Heroin, 1 count possession of a controlled drug felony level.
DOB -02/25/1970
32 Gosling Road

All charges are alleged to have occurred in the Gosling Meadows neighbor hood with is Housing Autority Property.  Because the sales occurred on housing property the offenders may be subject to enhanced penalties.  In addition the sale of over 1 gram of Heroin is subject to a penalty of up to 20 years in Prison and a $300,000.00 fine.

WANTED:  Jonathan Barrett DOB-03/05/1990 6’02” 180lbs, brown hair.  Mr. Barrett is from Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He has not been located, but is wanted for one count of Conspiracy to sell Heroin.  

The public is encouraged to contact the Portsmouth Police Department dispatch at 603-436-2145 if they know of Mr. Barrett’s immediate location.  Tips or information on any of the alleged drug dealers can be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers as well.

Police seized evidence at both homes as well as vehicles.  Members of the Kittery, Maine Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force assisted in the investigation.  The investigation was strongly supported by the Portsmouth housing Authority in their effort to provide a safe environment for the families living in Gosling Meadows.

All subjects will be held for arraignment in the Portsmouth District Court on Tuesday morning.  No subjects have been bailed.  Additional charges are expected.

Please call Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199 if you wish to remain anonymous and have information on unsolved crimes or under age alcohol parties. You can also leave an anonymous tip by logging on to or send an SMS text to CRIMES (274637) and include TIPSCS in your message. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and indictment. 

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