Two men charged with drug sales in separate Henniker investigations
The Henniker police charged two men with illegal drug sales yesterday as part of separate investigations that each spanned several months, the police said.
Louis Hamm Jr. of 122 Liberty Hill Road in Henniker and Jeffrey Amyot of 5 Keystone Lane in Pembroke were both taken into custody with the assistance of the New Hampshire state police SWAT team, Henniker police Chief Ryan Murdough said.
“We knew both houses there was a possibility of guns,” he said. “The risk was such that we felt the use of the state police SWAT team was necessary.”
Both men were taken into custody without incident, he said.
Amyot – who Murdough said was selling OxyContin, oxycodone and Percocet – was arrested at the Rock’n’Birch Campground. The police said 46-year-old Amyot was selling drugs from that location and others around Henniker. The police also seized more than 30 guns from the residence, which Murdough said will be compared to a national database of stolen weapons to see whether any of the firearms may have been stolen.
The police have made several arrests for illegal drug manufacturing at the Henniker campground over the past year. Murdough declined yesterday to answer questions about the property, including whether the police have concerns with drug activity there or are taking any steps to curb illegal activity at the site.
Murdough said the police believe Hamm was selling methamphetamines, marijuana and Suboxone. The police also recovered several thousand dollars in cash from his residence, Murdough said.
Amyot is facing four Class B felonies for sale of a controlled drug and is being held on $16,000 cash bail following his arraignment yesterday. Hamm was charged with seven counts of the same crime and is being held on $21,000 cash bail.