Carfentanil link: Nationwide search on for man targeted by DEA in Redstone Apartment raid

Police seek Preston Thorpe in connection with a DEA raid last week.

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MANCHESTER, NH – Members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division, in conjunction with detectives assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 50 Sentinel Court on April 27, 2017. The target of the investigation, Preston Thorpe, a.k.a. “P,” age 24, of 50 Sentinel Court, Apartment #306 Manchester, was not home at the time they executed the search warrant. He is described as 6-foot-3-inches tall, 210 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a sleeve-style tattoo on his right arm and hand and a large tattoo on his left forearm.

carAuthorities located trace amount of Carfentanil inside the kitchen area as well as a small amount of marijuana. Investigators believe Thorpe may have fled the area because the apartment appeared to have been cleaned out prior to their arrival. Thorpe is originally from California, so they have reason to believe he may return to his birth state. He was last seen in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 27, 2017.

Detectives, working in conjunction with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office prepared a nationwide extraditable Arrest Warrant for Preston Thorpe, charging him with possession of a controlled drug (Carfentanil).

Investigators believe he may be operating a newer model Audi A4 2.0 T (see photo attached) bearing a New Hampshire temporary dealer registration 2089050. The Audi has a Team Nissan Manchester decal placed over the A4. He also had a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer registered to him, but it is unknown if he still owns the vehicle. The Mitsubishi is listed as New Hampshire registration 402 3461. Again, it is unknown if he still owns this particular vehicle.

He may also be traveling with a female, Ashley Arbogast, 28, also of 50 Sentinel Court, Manchester.  She is described as 5-foot-1 inches tall, 156 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. She has tattoos on her left arm and hand.

If you know the whereabouts of Preston Thorpe, please contact the Manchester, NH Police Department at 603-668-8711 or Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040. You may leave your anonymous crime tip, yet still be eligible for a cash reward should the information lead to the arrest of Mr. Thorpe.

This is part of an active an ongoing investigation, so we are hopeful the public can help us locate Mr. Thorpe.

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Carol Robidoux

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