“I think it’s important he stays on the job until proven otherwise,” said Zanni. “Appropriate action will be taken.”
Prosecutors with the Rockingham County Attorney’s office intend to call four Plaistow police officers and a state lab analyst as witnesses in the case, according to court paperwork.
Garrity, who is known for singing the national anthem at Methuen civic events, was promoted from firefighter to acting lieutenant on Sept. 23, 2012. His annual pay was boosted as a result from $54,687 to $61,320. Garrity was named permanent lieutenant on Feb. 4.