(Dover, NH) - Dover Police have announced the arrests of 11 people on various drug charges over the past several weeks.The arrests were the result of a two month long drug investigation conducted by members of the Dover Police Department’s Community Response and Enforcement Unit in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
“While we need to work hard to prevent and treat drug abuse, we also have to vigorously enforce our laws. Bringing many law enforcement assets together is an effective way to do this”, Chief Anthony Colarusso said.

Those arrested include the following:

Richard M. Folger, 31, of 27 Liberty Circle Milton, NH, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin. Folger was arrested on September 8, 2016 at 7:07PM. He was released on $1500 personal recognizance bail and was scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on September 26, 2016. His bail remains $1500 personal recognizance.

Isaiah N. Johnson, 36, of 1 Flanders Court Dover, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, crack cocaine, and felon in possession of dangerous weapon, a large knife with a curved blade and metal spikes. Johnson was arrested on September 20, 2016 at 1:38PM and waived the services of a bail commissioner. He was arraigned on September 21, 2016 in Strafford County Superior Court and released on $2500 cash or surety bond.

Trevor S. Long, 27, of 73 Rutland Street Dover, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin. Long was arrested on September 29, 2016 at 7:16PM and released on $1000.00 personal recognizance bail. Long was scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on October 14, 2016 at 9:00AM. His bail remains $1000.00 personal recognizance.

Drew R. Ash, 30, of 33 Hough Street Dover, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin. Ash was arrested on October 13, 2016 at 6:30PM and released on $2500 personal recognizance bail. He was scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on October 24, 2016 at 9:00AM. His bail remains $2500 personal recognizance.

Kate E. McLaughlin, 29, of 10 Redden Street Dover, was charged with misdemeanor transportation of drugs in a motor vehicle. The drug in the vehicle was heroin. McLaughlin was arrested on November 10, 2016 at 11:00AM and released on $2000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to appear for arraignment in the 7th Circuit District Division Dover on February 27, 2017 at 8:00AM.

Glenn Y. Smith, 30, of 41 Belknap Street apartment 1 Dover, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin, and electronic bench warrant, misdemeanor. Smith was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 9:00PM and arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court the following morning where he was released on $5000.00 personal recognizance bail.

Matthew S. Gagnon, 35, of 3 Russell Street Rochester, NH, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin, and felony possession of controlled drug clonazepam. Gagnon was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 9:00PM and released on $2000.00 personal recognizance bail. Gagnon was scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford Superior Court on November 10, 2016 at 9:00AM. His bail remains $2000.00 personal recognizance.

Randell K. Peters, 24, of 14 Atkinson Street Dover, was charged with felony sale of controlled drug, heroin. Peters was arrested on November 9, 2016, at 4:07PM and refused the services of a bail commissioner. Peters was arraigned on November 10, 2016, and was held on $10,000.00 cash bail.

Jeremy F. Rosario, 26, of 273 Lita Lane Newmarket, NH, was charged with misdemeanor possession of controlled drug, marijuana. Rosario was arrested on November 14, 2016 at 7:30PM. He was released on $1000.00 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear for arraignment in the 7th Circuit District Division Dover on February 27, 2016 at 8:00AM.

Hanna B. Nappi, 21, of 39 Hancock Street Farmington, NH, was charged with felony possession of controlled drug, heroin. Nappi was arrested on November 16, 2016, at 9:00AM and was released on $2500.00 personal recognizance bail. Nappi is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on November 29, 2016 at 9:00AM.

Ronnie W. Pitts, 32, of 35 Belknap Street apartment 3, Dover, was charged with felony sale of controlled drug, heroin. Pitts was arrested on November 17, 2016 at 10:30AM and was released on $2500 personal recognizance bail. Pitts is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on November 29, 2016 at 9:00AM.

“Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in the Granite State and those suffering from the disease of fentanyl and heroin addiction need access to treatment and recovery,” said Michael J. Ferguson, the DEA Special Agent in Charge of the Boston office. “But, those responsible for distributing these lethal drugs like fentanyl and heroin to the citizens of New Hampshire need to be held accountable for their actions. DEA is committed to aggressively pursue Drug Trafficking Organizations who are coming from out of state to distribute this poison across New Hampshire in order to profit and destroy people’s lives and wreak havoc in our communities. This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire to intensely go after anyone who traffics these drugs.”