Women busted for drugs in Lebanon
Lebanon and Canaan women both facing felony sales charges
LEBANON, NH - Two women from Lebanon and Canaan were stopped with 275 bags of heroin and quantities of crack cocaine and other drugs in their car on Wednesday, the Lebanon and Canaan police departments announced later in the day in a joint communique.
Amanda Pelletier, 31, of Jerusalem Road in Canaan and Donna Lemay, 53, of Rudsboro Road in Lebanon were both arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intense to distribute following a traffic stop that took place on Dartmouth College Highway in the city of Lebanon.
Canaan Police Chief Samuel Frank and Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello said in their statement that the women's arrests came as part of an interagency operation known as "Operation Granite Hammer" that had been targeting "dangerous opioid drugs being introduced into New Hampshire" under the auspices of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force.
The charges against Lemay are Class B felonies in New Hampshire while Pelletier's charges are considered Special Class felonies because she had previously been release on bail conditions. Consequently Lemay's bail was set at $25,000 cash only while Pelletier's bail was ratcheted up to $35,000 cash only. Both women were being held for lack of bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections on Wednesday evening and are due to be arraigned in Lebanon District Court on Thursday.
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