On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, members of the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit and the Mobile Enforcement Team, along with members of Homeland Security Investigations and the Manchester Police Department-SIU, concluded a four-month investigation into illicit drug trafficking in the City of Manchester and the surrounding areas. As a result, an arrest warrant was executed on Kory L. Almand 34, of Manchester.
ALMAND was charged with one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute the Controlled Drug Fentanyl, three counts of Sale of a Controlled Drug Fentanyl, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of resisting arrest. ALMAND also had an outstanding warrant from the State of Maine for a probation violation for dangerous drugs. ALMAND was arraigned on July 26th at the 9th Circuit Court – District Division Manchester and is being held on $500,000 cash bail. This investigation, which was responsible for the seizure of nearly one kilogram of fentanyl, was a direct result of inter-agency cooperation funded under Operation Granite Hammer.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit at 603-223-3857.