CONCORD, NH – Three people face Grand Jury indictments for possession of carfentanil and other drugs in three separate indictments, two out of the Strafford County Court and one out of Merrimack.
Joshua Day, formerly of Milton, was indicted for Acts Prohibited relating to his possession of carfentanil and cocaine. On March 26,2017, Day’s possession was discovered by members of the Rochester Police Department in Rochester. Officers were called to a gas station in Rochester for a report of possible drug use. Once there, officers had contact with Day who had the carfentanil and cocaine on his person. Day was indicted for his March 26 offenses on June 16, 2017, by the Grand Jury sitting in Strafford County for possessing both carfentanil and cocaine. Day is not charged with having the intent to sell either drug. Day was arraigned on these charges on June 21, 2017 in the Strafford Superior Court.
John Furber, formerly of Rochester, was indicted for Acts Prohibited relating to his possession of carfentanil and fentanyl with the intent to sell the controlled drugs, as well as possession of the controlled drug methamphetamine. On April 26, 2017, Furber’s possession of these drugs was discovered by members of the Rochester Police Department inside a hotel in Rochester. Police responded to the hotel based on reports of suspicious activity at a room Furber was staying in. The New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab tested the drugs and confirmed they were carfentanil, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Furber was indicted for his April 26 offenses on June 16, 2017, by the Grand Jury sitting in Strafford County for possessing both carfentanil and fentanyl with the intent to sell, and for being in possession of methamphetamine. Furber is expected to be arraigned at the Strafford County Superior Court at 10 a.m. on July 31, 2017.
Jillian Broomstein, of Franklin was indicted for Acts Prohibited relating to the possession of the controlled drugs carfentanil and fentanyl. On April 11, 2017, Broomstein was arrested for possession of a controlled drug which was discovered by members of the Franklin Police Department inside her Central Street apartment. Police were in her apartment on an unrelated matter when the drugs were discovered. The New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab tested the drugs and confirmed they were carfentanil and fentanyl. Broomstein was indicted on June 16, 2017, by the Grand Jury sitting in Merrimack County for possessing both carfentanil and fentanyl inside her apartment. Broomstein is expected to be arraigned at the Merrimack County Superior Court on July 12,2017.
Carfentanil is a deadly opioid which is lethal in micro doses compared with heroin and fentanyl.
The New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General has been actively investigating and prosecuting the sale and possession of carfentanil cases throughout the State for the past several months. The charges and allegations in the indictments are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty