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This week’s operation, which targeted cocaine trafficking in Coos and Grafton counties, was the result of concerted efforts by federal, state, and local partners. Five people have been charged with federal drug offenses and another 26 have been charged with state drug offenses as a consequence of the enforcement activity, which was focused on the trafficking of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Law enforcement officers confiscated more than 14 pounds of suspected fentanyl, more than 2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, 183 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 93 grams of suspected powder cocaine, and $131,397 in U.S. money throughout the course of the searches.
Nine law enforcement agencies joined forces in the enforcement attempt to hunt down drug dealers in Coos and Grafton county areas. Following the arrests, those who were reportedly active in Berlin, Colebrook, Gorham, Groveton, Lancaster, Littleton, Stratford, and Whitefield in New Hampshire were taken into custody.
Federal charges have been brought against the following defendants:
For conspiring to possess and distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, John King, 33, of Berlin was charged. King is being held after making his initial court appearance in Concord on April 19, 2023.
Rose Hand, 39, of Berlin, was charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with the purpose to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl. Hand is currently being held after making his initial court appearance in Concord on April 19, 2023.
Clarisa C. Haas, 26, of Berlin, for fentanyl possession with the intent to distribute. On April 20, 2023, Haas made his first appearance in federal court in Concord and is now in custody.
Kimberly Supernois, 27, of Norton, Vermont, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the purpose of distributing fentanyl.
28-year-old Alec Supernois of Norton, Vermont was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. Supernois hasn’t been booked for a first performance yet.
According to the accusations, the maximum sentence is 20 years in jail, the maximum punishment is $1 million, and the minimum sentence is three years of supervised release.
Allegations are what the charge documents’ specifics amount to. Unless and until a court finds the defendants guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, they are deemed innocent.