A year-long investigation culminated with multiple arrests that lead to 45 people being indicted for drug crimes in New Hampshire. More than 100 police officers were reportedly involved in the task force investigation. Police say it was the largest drug bust ever executed in this state. Those arrested are no doubt focusing on their criminal defense options before heading to court.
Two brothers are said to have been the major leaders of a drug ring that was trafficking fentanyl. Police say the men were running a high-tech operation where they were using a particular home as a base for a network that included a team of phone workers and distributors who would schedule the processing and pickup of drugs. Fentanyl is a type of synthetic opioid drug that is stronger than heroin. It carries a high risk for addiction and often causes respiratory distress and death.
Investigators say they seized approximately 30 kilograms of the potentially fatal drug during the raid. They also claim to have seized firearms and at least $500,000 in cash. The estimated street value of the alleged drugs in question would be several million dollars, according to law enforcement estimates. Some of the people who are suspected as participants in the alleged illegal drug operation are also accused of illegal entry to the United States from the Dominican Republic.
When multiple people are charged in connection with drug crimes in New Hampshire, each of them is guaranteed an opportunity to refute those charges in court. The outcome of each case may vary. It is often possible to mitigate one’s circumstances by reaching out for additional support from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help plan a strategy that has the greatest chances of producing the best possible outcome in court.