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21 charged so far in wake of drug sweep targeting Great North Woods


May 27. 2018 1:52PM






Staff Report

BERLIN - A joint federal, state and local investigation into drug sales in the Great North Woods resulted in the arrest of more than 20 people, police said Friday.

The goal of Operation Northern Alliance was to find and apprehend those involved in distributing heroin, fentanyl and other opioid-based narcotics, New Hampshire State Police said.

Other agencies participating included the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Homeland Security Investigations Office, the Attorney General's Drug Task Force, Coos County Sheriff's Office and local police in Berlin, Gorham, Groveton, Lancaster, Whitefield and Colebrook.

The following have been charged so far:

. Cody Curtis, 19 State St., Groveton, felony sale of heroin or fentanyl, misdemeanor conduct after an accident, taking without owner's consent and operating after suspension or revocation.

. Scott J. Towle, 594 Cheshire St., Berlin, felony possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

. Amanda Labonville, 20 Pine St., Gorham, misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

. Orlando Valle, 138 East Milan Road, Berlin, felony fugitive from justice.

. Skyla Placey, 295 School St., Berlin, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor transporting drugs in a car.

. Allegra Dyer, 205 State St., Berlin, two felony counts of drug possession and bench warrant for non-appearance for DUI charge.

. David Levchuk, 13 Memory Lane, Gorham, felony burglary.

. David Mulinski, 555 First Ave., Berlin, misdemeanors simple assault, attempted simple assault, disorderly conduct, and violation for operating after suspension or revocation.

. Johnathan Bailey, 64 Pershing Ave., Berlin, two felony counts of drug possession and theft by deception.

. Donald Guerin, 3 Exchange St., Gorham, conduct after an accident.

. Ronda Deltufo, 799 Second Ave., Berlin, two counts of felony drug possession.

. Zachary Gagne, 256 West Milan Rd., Milan, three counts felony drug possession, transporting drugs in a car.

. Samantha Labbe, 533 Goebel St., Berlin, two electronic bench warrants on town ordinance and controlled drug act.

. Chantal Lesperance, 1408 Napert St., Berlin, bench warrants for driving after suspension or revocation, non-payment of fines, and prohibited acts.

. Brian Miller, 509 Champlain St., Berlin, bench warrant for theft by deception.

. Joshua Warren, Brown Road, Groveton, misdemeanor criminal mischief and OHRV and wetlands violations.

. Kimberly Savoie, Second Street, Groveton, electronic bench warrant for theft by deception.

. Benjamin Boutin, Second Street, Groveton, felony possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute.

. Daniel Roy, State Street, Groveton, misdemeanor transporting drugs in a car.

. Shawn McLain, Brooklyn Street, Groveton, bench warrant for theft.

. Kelly Murray, 238 Collins St., Berlin, misdemeanor for willful concealment.

State police said more arrests are expected.


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