Prison chef charged with bringing more than $67K in drugs to inmates

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CONCORD, NH – Charles Hanson, 49, of North Woodstock, was arrested Nov. 12, accused of bringing drugs into the prison in Berlin, where he was employed as a prison chef.

This arrest came after a lengthy investigation between the NH Department of Corrections Investigation Unit and the NH State Police Troop F.  The Department of Corrections received information that Hanson, who works at the prison as a chef, was bringing contraband into the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility located in Berlin.

The investigation is active, and more arrests maybe forth coming, police said.

Hanson was arrested for attempting to bring a large amount of controlled drugs to inmates, and is estimated at prison value to be in excess of $67,000.  He was charged with delivery of articles to prisoners, which is as a Class B felony.  He was later released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Berlin First Circuit Court on December 29, 2015 at 8 a.m. for arraignment.

Anyone with any information on this matter or press inquiries contact Detective Sergeant Sheldon Belanger at 846-3333.


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