Authorities Dismantle Major Supply Chain Of Black Market Painkillers In Manchester

Sep 12, 2014

Manchester Police say they’ve arrested nine alleged drug dealers and seized more than $90,000 worth of Oxycodone tablets.

The drugs seized over the course of 13 searches on August 27th came by way of New York and Lawrence Massachusetts according to authorities. The individuals arrested were affiliated with what they are calling a “high level” Drug Trafficking Organization. Three of the individuals behind bars were operating at the top of the chain.

Sgt. Brian O’Keefe says the multi-agency investigation began nearly a year ago and is still ongoing.

“There was actually four vehicles seized during this entire process, as well as four handguns and multiple, high-capacity magazines, as well as ammunition.”

Police say the bust dismantled a large scale drug operation and that more arrests are expected.

Oxycodone is a pharmaceutical opioid that is highly addictive and authorities say is often a precursor to heroin addiction.