Police say drug run was intercepted in Lebanon

Two Lebanon men face heroin charges

LEBANON, NH - Detectives watching a car returning from Massachusetts to Lebanon from a suspected drug run back on the afternoon of June 27th ended up arresting two local men who allegedly conducted a heroin purchase outside a local pharmacy, Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello reported Thursday in a press release.

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    Investigators from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force conducted the surveillance and relayed their information to Lebanon police officers who moved in and made the actual arrests after detective said they saw Jason Laro sell heroin to Tory Roberts, the chief explained.

    The task force had been acting on a tip from the Hartford, Vermont police department that Laro was allegedly returning from a drug run to Holyoke, Massachusetts when they spotted his car as it returned to Lebanon.

    "While they were waiting for the Lebanon Police to respond to the area, they witnessed the suspect meet with another male and watched as there was an exchange.  Officers moved in and detained both men.  Roberts admitted purchasing heroin from Laro and turned over 40 bags of heroin," the chief said, adding that approximately 140 more bags of heroin were located in Laro’s car after the men were arrested.

    Roberts was arraigned July 10th for Class B felony possession of a controlled drug before being released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail.

Tory Roberts of Lebanon has been charged with felony possession of heroin

    Laro was arraigned on June 28th at the Grafton County Superior Court for Class B felony counts of sale of controlled drugs and possession of controlled drugs in a motor vehicle with the intent to sell and subsequently held for lack of $10,000 cash only bail. 

Jason Laro of Lebanon has been charged with felony counts of selling and possessing heroin

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