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State police charge two in drug diversion cases

Two New Hampshire residents were arrested on drugs charges, the result of two separate investigation by the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics & Investigations Unit.

Kelli Clifford, 28, of 256 Wibird St., Portsmouth, was arrested Sunday night on a warrant charging her with obtaining a controlled drug (Adderall) by fraud (doctor shopping).

State Police Sgt. Robert Lefoley of the Narcotics and investigations Unit explained that doctor shopping involves an individual going from one practitioner to another seeking prescriptions for narcotics. "Oftentimes, the doctor is unaware of it until we tell him,' Lefoley said.

On Monday night, William Eades, 53, of 23 Perley St., Concord, was arrested by Coventry, R.I., police on a fugitive from justice charge on a warrant issued by the same state police unit also charging Eades with obtaining a controlled drug by fraud.

Eades is accused of obtaining oxycodone using fraudulent prescriptions, according to Lefoley.

Clifford and Eades were arrested after separate two-week investigations.

Clifford was arrested by Portsmouth police and brought to the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood where she later posted $500 cash bail. She is to be arraigned May 10 at 1 p.m. in 10th Circuit Court, Brentwood District Division.

Eades is being held in Rhode Island, awaiting rendition to New Hampshire.


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