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Police: 600 pills worth $17,000 seized from Concord home; man arrested

Richard Gravilla of Concord was arrested on February 21, 2013 in Concord. He had three charges of the sale of controlled drugs. Concord Police found over 600 pills with an estimated street value of $17,000 were recovered in his home. The majority of these pills were Percocet. In addition to the drugs, over $17,000 in cash was also recovered.

Richard Gravilla of Concord was arrested on February 21, 2013 in Concord. He had three charges of the sale of controlled drugs. Concord Police found over 600 pills with an estimated street value of $17,000 were recovered in his home. The majority of these pills were Percocet. In addition to the drugs, over $17,000 in cash was also recovered.

A Concord man has been charged with selling drugs after the police said they seized 600 prescription pills from his Fisherville Road home. About $17,000 in cash also was found at the home of 26-year-old Richard Gravilla, according to Concord police Lt. Tim O’Malley, who called it one of the department’s more “substantial” drug busts in the past year.

“People can be pretty elusive in how they store and stash their drugs,” O’Malley said. “Or you might get info they’re dealing large quantities of drugs, but they’ve already sold them. Timing is everything. In this case they executed the search warrant and made an arrest, and we were able to locate the money and he still had a large quantity of drugs.”

O’Malley said the 600 pills were mostly Percocet, and he estimated the street value at about $17,000.

Gravilla, who lives at 120 Fishervile Road, has been charged with three counts of sale of a controlled drug, Class B felonies. He was arraigned yesterday at Concord’s district court and held on $45,000 cash bail. He is scheduled for a March 4 probable cause hearing, where a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence for the case to continue to Merrimack County Superior Court.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or
tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @tricia_nadolny.)

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