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13 arrested in Strafford County 'Granite Hammer' operation

June 14. 2017 3:49PM
Clockwise from top left, John Furber, Michael Bernier, Tyler Townsend, Kim Blanchard, Juston Noonan, Katrina Short, Dakota Charbonneau, John Ackerman, James Anton, Chery Eldridge, Valmore K. Langelier, Isaiah Mayo III and Tyler Harvey. (Courtesy)

DOVER - The Strafford County Drug Task Force arrested 13 people over the past three months, the result of Granite Hammer operations.

The arrests were made with the assistance of Dover, Rochester, Somersworth, University of New Hampshire and Milton police as well as U.S. Marshals Service.

Arrested were:

Michael Bernier, 21, of 24 Academy St., Rochester, possession of heroin.

James Anton, 28, of 14 Glenwood Ave., possession of heroin.

Valmore K. Langelier III, 29, no fixed address, possession of heroin.

Justin Noonan, 27, of 7 Berry Road, Nottingham, possession of suboxone.

Dakota Charbonneau, 24, of 22B Washington St., Somersworth, for possession of heroin with intent to distribute it. Charbonneau also was found in possession of a handgun and a quantity of cash.

Cheryl Eldridge, 38, of 17 Winter St., Apt. #4, Rochester, possession of heroin.

Kim Blanchard, 34, of 23B Grove St., unlawful dealing in the prescription drug gabapentin, a misdemeanor.

Tyler Harvey, 21, of 34A Chestnut St., Rochester, possession of heroin.

John Furber, 45, LKA 47 Charles St., Rochester, possession of heroin with intent to distribute it and possession of methamphetamine. Furber also was in possession of a quantity of cash at the time of his arrest.

John Ackerman, 41, of 545 White Mountain Highway, Apt. #2, Milton, sale of heroin. Ackerman was in possession of a quantity of cash at the time of his arrest.

Tyler Townsend, 22, of 67 Third St., Barrington, possession of cocaine.

Isaiah Mayo, 23, of 1 Abbey Lane, possession of heroin and marijuana.

Katarina Short, 29, of 912 S. Delsea Drive, Clayton, N.J. was arrested by U.S. Marshals on a warrant for sale of heroin and is currently being held at the Salem County jail in Woodstown, N.J. awaiting extradition to New Hampshire.

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