Manchester man sentenced to 15-30 years on drug chargesStaff Report
March 02. 2018 9:25PM
MANCHESTER — A Manchester man faces decades in prison after a Hillsborough County Superior Court jury convicted him Friday of possessing, with the intent to sell, more than 5 grams of the deadly opioid carfentanil.
Jon Orme, 30, was arrested last May after police raided an apartment at 194 Beech Hill Ave.
According to a news release from the Attorney General’s office, which prosecuted the case, when police executed a search warrant at the Manchester apartment, they found Orme in the living room with drugs later determined to be carfentanil and more than $10,000 in cash.
Police also found a sawed-off shotgun and two shotgun shells in the apartment.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10 times more potent than fentanyl. The maximum penalty for possessing more than 5 grams of the drug with the intent to sell is 15 to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, according to the Attorney General’s office.
Orme was acquitted on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He will be sentenced in April.
The case was the result of a joint investigation by Manchester police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the state Department of Justice’s drug prosecution unit.