Methamphetamine, Heroin and Fentanyl seized during Execution of Search Warrant in Manchester, New Hampshire

Arrests Manchester NH 3 16 23

MANCHESTER, NH - The Manchester, NH Police is reporting that on Thursday, March 16, 2023, members of the Manchester Police Department Special Enforcement Division and SWAT Team, along with a contingency of the Nashua Police SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at 389 Front Street.

This search warrant resulted from an investigation conducted by the Manchester Police Department Anti-Crime Unit into the distribution of Crystal Methamphetamine, Heroin/Fentanyl, and the illegal possession of firearms.

One of the individuals arrested during this search warrant execution initially refused to exit the building. For the community's safety, a portion of Front Street was closed for a time.

In total, four people were arrested:

33-year-old Thomas Pillsbury of Manchester:

  • Possession of Controlled Drug (Methamphetamine)
  • Theft by Unauthorized Taking (Motor Vehicle)
  • Receiving Stolen Property

39-year-old Emir Velic of Manchester:

  • Resisting Arrest
  • Merrimack County Warrant for Non-Appearance (Underlying Charge Criminal Threatening w/ a deadly weapon)

26-year-old Cassandra Thornton of Atkinson:

  • Hillsborough Superior Court - North Warrant for Non-Appearance in Court (Underlying Drug and Theft Charges)

51-year-old Juan Negron of Manchester:

  • Falsifying Physical Evidence
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Juan Negron was arrested in Concord, NH, by the Concord Police Department, along with Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division Detectives.

Along with these arrests, a quantity of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Fentanyl was located and seized, as well as a firearm.

This investigation was supported through Operation Granite Shield

Photos of the accused from the Manchester, NH Police. 


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