Drug indictment is handed down

A Fitzwilliam man who formerly lived in Hancock is facing a heroin possession charge and a felony theft charge after being indicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court in June.

Garrett Lobacki, 30, of Fitzwilliam was indicted by a Grand Jury on a charge of possession of heroin, a Class A felony. According to the indictment, Lobacki had previously been convicted in 2001 on a charge of possession of a controlled drug.

Lobacki was also indicted on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking, for allegedly taking several checks, with a value in excess of $1,000, from a construction company. The theft charge is a Class B felony.

Lobacki was arrested by Hancock police on Feb. 16, following a traffic stop on Route 202. At the time, he was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. He was released on $100,000 personal recognizance.

An indictment is not a statement of guilt or innocence; it shows that a grand jury found enough evidence to justify having a trial.

If convicted, Lobacki could face a sentence of 71/2 to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine on the possession charge. The theft charge has a potential 3 1/ 2 to 7 year prison sentence and a $4,000 fine.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com. He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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