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Jun 1, 2016 11:01 AM

SWAT team deployed to help arrest 6 in Franklin drug sweep

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FRANKLIN - Six people were arrested Tuesday in Franklin after a drug sweep that involved a SWAT team.

Numerous reports of drug activity at 17 Plains Court in Franklin sparked an investigation into the area, police said.

The Franklin police and the N.H. Attorney General's Drug Task Force had been investigating for several months before the SWAT team was called to help search and arrest several suspects.

The Arrests

Ashley McDonald, 23 of Franklin, was charged with sales of a controlled drug.

Courtney Bennett, 22 of Franklin, was charged with sales of a controlled drug.

Laura Atwood, 25 of Franklin, was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

William Moses, 36 of Rumney, was charged with possession of a controlled drug.

Eric Benoit, 36 of Plymouth, was charged with possession of a controlled drug.

Shawn Balch, 36 of Franklin, was charged with attempted robbery.

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