4-month investigation leads to arrest of suspected fentanyl dealer in Manchester
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MANCHESTER — A four-month investigation into illegal drug trafficking in Manchester and the surrounding areas led to the arrest of a suspected fentanyl dealer.
The conclusion of the investigation by members of the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit and the Mobile Enforcement Team, Homeland Security Investigations and the Manchester Police Department-SIU on Tuesday led to the executed arrest warrant of Kory Almand, 34, of Manchester.
Police charged Almand with one count of possession with intent to distribute the controlled drug fentanyl, three counts of sale of a controlled drug - fentanyl, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of resisting arrest. Almand also had an outstanding warrant from the State of Maine for a probation violation for dangerous drugs.
Almand is being held on $500,000 cash bail following his arraignment Wednesday.
This investigation, which was responsible for the seizure of nearly one kilogram of fentanyl, was a direct result of inter-agency cooperation funded under Operation Granite Hammer.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit at 603-223-3857.