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Manchester Police Bag 23 Alleged Drug Dealers In Second Joint Operation

Carol Robidoux

  The Manchester Police Department along with various local and federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 23 low-level drug dealers in the city.

One city resident police arrested was found with about 140 grams of heroin in his home which holds a street value of $14,000.

Chief David Mara says the arrests serve as a deterrent to people engaged in illicit drug activity and improves the city’s quality of life.

The department called the sweep ‘Operation Fall Cleanup,’ and the investigations began six to twelve months ago. Last February, a similar dragnet pulled about thirty heroin dealers.

Manchester police have seized nearly 1,300 grams of heroin to date this year. That’s double the amount seized in 2013.

Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.
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