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Police use Bearcat to arrest Manchester man on drug charges


May 19. 2017 9:08PM


MANCHESTER — A city man is being held on $25,000 cash/surety bail on drug charges that resulted in him being arrested Thursday morning in a SWAT operation at Pearl and Russell streets.

Police, using their Bearcat vehicle, converged on the North End neighborhood about 5:45 a.m. to arrest Hector Cruz Miranda, 24, of 32 Russell St., Apt. 2.

According to court records, an undercover officer with the Special Investigations Unit made several fentanyl/heroin purchases from a woman whom Miranda supplied with drugs.

In a search of Miranda’s apartment, police said they found 15.3 grams of what appeared to be fentanyl/heroin in the top dresser drawer in his bedroom. Police said they also found a scale and a large amount of cash next to the drugs.

They also recovered another five fingers, or 61.5 grams of what they suspect is fentanyl/heroin, in the bedroom’s drop ceiling.

The substances were sent to the New Hampshire State Police Forensics Laboratory for testing.

Miranda is charged with sale of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

He was arraigned Friday in Manchester Circuit Court. A probably cause hearing is set for June 5.


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