Tilton police seize heroin, meth, cash and stolen gun in drug bust 

  • Tilton police seize 750 grams of heroin, meth and a stolen gun following a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Laconia Road and Interstate 93 on Sept. 26, 2016. —Courtesy

  • Tilton police seized 750 grams of heroin, meth and a stolen gun following a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Laconia Road and Interstate 93 on Monday. Courtesy

  • Tilton police seize 750 grams of heroin, meth and a stolen gun following a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Laconia Road and Interstate 93 on Sept. 26, 2016. —Courtesy

  • Tilton police seize 750 grams of heroin, meth and a stolen gun following a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Laconia Road and Interstate 93 on Sept. 26, 2016. —Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 9/29/2016 3:09:32 PM

Tilton police executed a major drug bust Monday night, saying they seized more than 750 grams of heroin, a large bag of methamphetamine, thousands of dollars in cash, and a gun reported stolen from Boston.

Local police are working with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and plan to take their case to the U.S. Attorney’s office for prosecution, Tilton police Chief Robert Cormier said Thursday.

“This is one of the largest seizures made by patrol during a traffic stop,” he said.

Officers initially stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Interstate 93 and Laconia Road after observing a fake inspection sticker taped to its windshield, Cormier said. Another vehicle, which police had also observed in the area of the park-and-ride off Exit 20, was also pulled over.

After the stop, officers observed evidence of illegal drugs in one of the vehicles and seized it pending a search warrant. Police said they had consent to search the second car.

The hundreds of grams of heroin found in one of the vehicles is estimated to have a street value of $80,000, police said.

Cre Clay, 21, of Nashua faces a charge of operating after suspension in connection with the incident. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin’s district court Dec. 5.

Police said they plan to seek federal drug charges against Clay and Bryan Franklin, 39, of Penacook.

“The officers’ traffic stop took a large amount of two very dangerous drugs of the street,” Cormier said, noting that those drugs were intended to be sold in New Hampshire.

The case remains under investigation. Tilton police ask anyone with information to contact them at 286-8207.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319, adandrea@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @_ADandrea.)




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