Newport Man One of 2 Arrested in Drug Investigation

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Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized

On April 13th, members of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and officers from Lebanon Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Elm Street West in West Lebanon, based upon an ongoing drug investigation. 

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During the search, officers allegedly located multiple gallon sized bags and large jars full of marijuana, said Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello in a statement. Allegedly, a large brick of “hash” and a large jar of “honey butane oil” along with homemade THC infused gummy bears and THC infused gummy worms, that appear to be packaged for retail, were also seized, said the police. The amount of marijuana and marijuana products seized have a street value of approximately $10,000. In addition to the drugs seized, over $5,000 in cash and a .380 semiauto handgun were also seized, said Mello.

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Kristian Karumba, age 28, of Elm Street West in West Lebanon, was arrested and charged with four counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, all Class B Felony charges. Karumba could be facing additional charges or charge enhancements for being in possession of a firearm while committing the crime of Drug Sales, said Mello. Jordan Boucher, age 22, Newport, NH, was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony. 

Karumba was later released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail, and Boucher on $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bail. Both will be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on April 30. Bail on both subjects was set by a Bail Commissioner from the 2nd Circuit Court, Lebanon District. 


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