City man charged with possession of $10,500-worth of heroin

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MANCHESTER, NH – A city man was arrested Oct. 27, charged with possession of more than $10,000 in heroin, the equivalent of 1,500 individual “hits,” according to police.

Members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division, along with New Hampshire State Police Narcotics Unit, were conducting a drug investigation involving Elmer Torres, 35, of Manchester. On Tuesday night detectives gathered intelligence indicating Torres was allegedly bringing a large amount of heroin into the city while operating a 2005 Acura, and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle near Valley West Way at about 5:40 p.m. on the city’s West Side.

Heroin confiscated during Oct. 27 traffic stop by MPD.
Heroin confiscated during Oct. 27 traffic stop by MPD.z

Detectives located approximately 300 grams (30 “fingers”) of heroin worth an estimated street value of $10,500. They essentially removed 1,500 individual “hits” of heroin from the street with this one arrest. Torres was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, conspiracy to commit the sale of a controlled drug and was also placed on a hold for probation/parole.

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