Two New Hampshire residents were indicted Tuesday by a Massachusetts grand jury on charges that they trafficked methamphetamine and illegally possessed a loaded gun at Plainridge Park Casino earlier this year.
Andre Watson, 42, and Jennifer Quinn, 45, both of Concord, face charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, and two counts of possession of a Class E substance, according to state Attorney General Maura Healey’s office.
Watson faces additional charges of resisting arrest, being a Level II armed career criminal, and distribution of a Class B substance as a subsequent offense, a press release published Wednesday by Healey’s office said.
Both Watson and Quinn were indicted by a Norfolk County grand jury Tuesday. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court at a later date, the release said.
The indictment follows the pair’s May 23 arrest in the casino’s parking lot in Plainville by the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit, according to Healey’s office.
“During the arrest, authorities seized a loaded semiautomatic pistol, a magazine with ammunition rounds, and more than five plastic containers of methamphetamine and a variety of Class E substance pills including Sildenafil and Hydrochlorothiazide,” the press release said. “According to authorities, the items were located next to a motorcycle the defendants allegedly drove to the casino two days prior.”
The case is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police, Plainville police, New Hampshire State Police, the Attorney General’s office, and Penn National Gaming, which owns Plainridge Park Casino.