Bennington man indicted on felony drug charge

Bennington resident Henry Proctor, 21, was indicted by the Hillsborough County Superior Court on March 15 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell — a felony — and could face a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Proctor could face between seven and a half to 15 years in prison, depending on his prior record, according to court documents. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday the jail time specified in the court documents is the worst-case scenario. Bennington Prosecutor Michael Beausoleil could not be reached by press time to comment on Proctor’s records.

Proctor has previously been convicted of violating New Hampshire laws relating to controlled drugs, according to the March 15 indictment.

Bennington police arrested Proctor and charged him with possession of controlled drugs with intent to distribute based on a Feb. 11 report. A search was conducted of Proctor’s residence on Onset Road after authorities were granted a search warrant. Officers from Bennington, Antrim and Greenfield found more than one pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his residence, Campbell said. Proctor wasn’t at home at the time of the search, but later turned himself in to Bennington police.

Proctor does not have a previous record in Bennington, Campbell said.

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