Operation Granite Hammer: City man charged in fentanyl drug trafficking sting

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Items confiscated by investigators including nearly 1 kilogram of fentanyl, along with a handgun, a knife and other drug-related items after executing a search warrant as part of Operation Granite Hammer.

MANCHESTER, NH – Kory Almand, 34, of Manchester, was arrested July 25, 2017, by NH State Police following a four-month narcotics trafficking investigation. He was charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, among other charges.


New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit and the Mobile Enforcement Team on Tuesday, along with members of Homeland Security Investigations and the Manchester Police Department-SIU, executed an arrest warrant for Almand, charging him with one count of possession with intent to distribute the controlled drug fentanyl; three counts of sale of a controlled drug fentanyl; one count of felon in possession of a firearm; and one count of resisting arrest.

Almand also had an outstanding warrant from the State of Maine for a probation violation for dangerous drugs.

He was arraigned on July 26 at the 9th Circuit Court – District Division Manchester and is being held on $500,000 cash bail. This investigation, which was responsible for the seizure of nearly 1 kilogram of fentanyl, was a direct result of interagency cooperation funded under Operation Granite Hammer.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit at 603-223-3857.


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