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Manchester drug sweep nets 12 NH arrests; heroin, meth, 6 guns, $22,000 confiscated

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MANCHESTER - Operation Granite Hammer was deployed again in the Queen City, this time leading to the arrest of 12 suspects.

READ: Manchester's police chief Nick Willard testifies on NH's drug epidemic on Capitol Hill

The Manchester Police Department Special Enforcement Division, Manchester Police Department SWAT team, New Hampshire State Police Narcotics Investigations Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration began the operation early Thursday morning and led to the seizure of drugs, guns and cash.

READ: Manchester PD's Granite Hammer nets 5 arrests, seizure of drugs; Geraldo Rivera rides along

4.2 grams of cocaine ($200 value), 85.5 grams of heroin ($400 value), 38.4 grams of counterfeit heroin, 14 grams crystal methamphetamine ($2,800 value), 110 grams Marijuana ($200 value), 18 Oxycodone pills ($440 value) and several other prescription pills were confiscated.

READ: Operation Granite Hammer nets 5 new arrests in Manchester on drug, other charges

Police also seized $22,000 in cash, one shotgun, one AR-15, one AR-22 and four handguns.

The arrests

Victoria Guay, 33 of Manchester, was arrested on a bench warrant and also charged with possession of a controlled drug (30 mg morphine pill).

Sean Varney, 29 of Manchester, was charged with two counts possession of a controlled drug (5.3 grams heroin and 4.2 grams cocaine).

Khalled Diomande, 21 of Francistown, was charged with possession with intent to distribute counterfeit drug- heroin (38.4 grams) and possession of a controlled drug (marijuana 2grams).

Nahjae White, 21 of Center Barnstead, was charged with possession of a controlled drug-crack (1 gram).

Joshua Lessard, 29 of Manchester, was charged with possession with intent to distribute counterfeit drug-heroin (38.4 grams) and possession of a controlled drug (marijuana 2 grams).

All five are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Phillip Bishop, 48 of Manchester, was arrested on a sale of a controlled drug (cocaine) warrant. He was released on $2,000 cash/surety and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4.

John Dumont, 42 of Manchester, was arrested on sale of a controlled drug (heroin) warrant. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear appear in court on March 2.

Brenda Masiko, 29 of no fixed address, was arrested on a warrant-hold for other agency. Court and bail information is not available at this time.

Theresa Copella, 21 of Manchester, was arrested on a warrant-hold for other agency. Court and bail information is not available at this time.

Kyle Rajaniemi, 27 of Antrim, was arrested on a warrant. Court and bail information is not available at this time.

Kenneth Hartzmovitch, 31 of Manchester, was arrested on a warrant. Court and bail information is not available at this time.

Jennifer Ives, 34 of Center Barnstead, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. She was released on $1,000 cash/surety and scheduled to appear in court on March 3.

Operation Granite Hammer began in September 2015 and each operation lasts between eight and 16 hours. Since then, the aforementioned agencies have arrested 77 people and seized the following; $51,192.00 in cash, 690.1 grams of heroin, 18.8 grams of Cocaine, 139.9 grams of Crystal Methamphetamines, 805 grams of marijuana, 33 Oxycodone pills, five handguns, four long rifles and two vehicles from those engaging in illegal activities within the City of Manchester.

Kevin Deane is the Digital Content Manager for NH1.com. You can email him at kdeane@nh1.com and follow him on Twitter, @kdeaneNH1.

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