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Arrested in a Granite Hammer operation in nashua were, from left, Karl Saunders, George Degraan, Scott Regan, Joyce Garcia and Jeffrey Perkins. 

Five face drug charges in Nashua Granite Hammer arrests


NASHUA — Police arrested four city residents and a Hudson man Thursday on drug-related charges as part of the Granite Hammer program.

According to a release, the following people were arrested:

Karl Saunders, 34, of 42 Yarmouth Dive, charged with possession of oxycodone and falsifying physical evidence, a Class B felony. He was held on $7,500 cash bail.

George Degraan, 43, of 23 Temple St., Apt. 224, charged with one count of acts prohibited, felony possession of heroin. He was held on $2,500 cash or surety bail.

Scott Regan, 49, of 65 Mobile Drive, Hudson, charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug — Gabapentin, a Class A misdemeanor. He was held on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

Joyce Garcia, 45, of 7 Shedds Avenue, charged with possession of a controlled drug — Suboxone, a felony and unlawful possession of a prescription drug — Gabapentin, a Class A misdemeanor. Garcia was held on $5,000 cash or surety bail.

Jeffrey Perkins, 56, of 3 Pleasant St., 2nd floor, was charged with sale of a controlled drug — Suboxone, a felony. He was held on $25,000 cash or surety bail.

The arrests concluded an investigation funded by the Granite Hammer program into the sale of illegal drugs in the city.

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