Persephanie Lesperance, a runner-up in the 2013 Maxim magazine 'Hometown Hottie' contest, has been charged with conspiracy to commit the sale of heroin and unlawful possession of Suboxone, a controlled drug.

The 24 year old from Portsmouth, NH remained in custody at Rockingham County jail as of Thursday (Nov. 14) night. She was held on cash bail.

The Portsmouth police and the state Attorney General’s Drug Task Force conducted a lengthy investigation into a heroin distribution ring. Eight people, including Lesperance, were arrested. Police are still looking for a ninth suspect.

[Seacoast Online] [Hampton NH Patch]