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Police raid alleged meth lab, arrest six near Northfield school

  • Brian Bateman<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Brian Bateman

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Jason Buckley<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Jason Buckley

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Joseph Cole<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Joseph Cole

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Anthony Otatti<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Anthony Otatti

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Janell Dubreuil<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Janell Dubreuil

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Amanda Warner<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

    Amanda Warner

    (Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

  • Brian Bateman<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)
  • Jason Buckley<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)
  • Joseph Cole<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)
  • Anthony Otatti<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)
  • Janell Dubreuil<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)
  • Amanda Warner<br/><br/>(Courtesy of Northfield Police Department)

State and local police officers yesterday morning raided an apartment building in Northfield that faces an elementary school and a public library, and arrested half a dozen people who they said were cooking methamphetamine inside.

The Northfield police said they began investigating the building at 6 Elm St. late last month after receiving multiple complaints from local residents about suspicious activity in two units. The Tilton police also received complaints, according to a news release.

The eight-unit building is located near the border of the two towns, directly across the street from Union Sanborn Elementary School and Hall Memorial Library. Several of the other units in the building are occupied by families with children, police officials said in a statement.

Both the school and the library were locked down when the raid took place, about 9 a.m., the police said.

The six people arrested yesterday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine were: Jason Buckley, 36; Janell Dubreuil, 27; Amanda Warner, 25; Brian Bateman, 27; Joseph Cole, 26; and Anthony Ottati, 23.

All but Cole, of Boscawen, and Ottati, of Tilton, were residents of the building. All are being held in Merrimack County jail and are scheduled for arraignment today. The police said they are not pursuing additional suspects.

Police officers from Franklin, Belmont, Sanbornton, Merrimack County, Belknap County and the state assisted in the arrests.

During the investigation, police officials learned that a child was potentially exposed to the fumes from the alleged lab, according to the release, however no further information was available late yesterday.

(Jeremy Blackman can be reached at 369-3319, jblackman@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @JBlackmanCM.)

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