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Police Arrest 12 in Massive Drug Bust

The seventh “Operation Granite Hammer” initiative operation Thursday was conducted with Manchester Police, the Manchester SWAT, New Hampshire State Police and the U.S. DEA

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    Police Arrest 12 in Massive Drug Bust
    Manchester Police
    (In order from left to right) Victoria Guay, Sean Varney, Khalled Diomande, Nahjae White, Joshua Lessard, Phillip Bishop, John Dumont, Brenda Masiko, Kyle Rajaniemi, Kenneth Hartzmovitch, Jennifer Ives

    Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have arrested 12 people and seized thousands-of-dollars in drugs as part of an initiative to combat drug sales in the city.

    The seventh “Operation Granite Hammer” initiative operation Thursday was conducted with Manchester Police, the Manchester SWAT, New Hampshire State Police and the U.S. DEA.

    The following people were arrested:

    Victoria Guay, 33 of Manchester, New Hampshire. She was arrested on a Bench Warrant and also charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug (30 mg Morphine pill).

    Sean Varney, 29 of Manchester, New Hampshire, was charged with two counts Possession of a Controlled Drug (5.3 grams heroin and 4.2 grams cocaine).

    Khalled Diomande, 21 of Francistown, New Hampshire, 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, New Hampshire, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug-Crack (1 gram).

    Joshua Lessard, 29 of Manchester, New Hampshire, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Counterfeit Drug-Heroin (38.4 grams) and Possession of a Controlled Drug (marijuana 2grams). All five are scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on January 29, 2016.

    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 in court on March 2.

    Brenda Masiko, 29, was arrested on a Warrant-Hold for Other Agency. Court and bail information was not immediately available.

    Theresa Copella, 21, of Manchester, was arrested on a Warrant-Hold for Other Agency. Court and bail information was not immediately available.

    Kyle Rajaniemi, 27, of Antrim, New Hampshire, was arrested on a Warrant. Court and bail information was not immediately available.

    Kenneth Hartzmovitch, 31, of Manchester, was arrested on a Warrant. Court and bail information was not immediately available.

    Jennifer Ives, 34, of Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, was arrested on an Electronic Bench Warrant. She was released on $1,000 cash/surety and is scheudled to appear in court on March 3.

    Police say they seized 4.2 grams of cocaine ($200.00 value), 85.5 grams of heroin ($400.00 value), 38.4 grams of counterfeit heroin, 14 grams of crystal methamphetamine ($2,800.00 value), 110 grams of marijuana ($200.00), 18 oxycodone pills ($440.00 value) and several other prescription pills. They also seized one shotgun, one AR-15, one AR-22 and four handguns.

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