Package leads police to pot-growing operation, $190K in drugs at Bedford home

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State police discovered a "significant" marijuana operation in Bedford.
State Police discovered a “significant” marijuana grow site in Bedford.


BEDFORD, NH — On June 9, 2016 Troopers from the State Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) intercepted a suspicious package being shipped to a Bedford residence.  After a positive K-9 alert a search warrant was obtained and executed on the package. It was found to contain approximately 1 pound of marijuana.  Assisted by Troopers from the State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit and the Bedford Police the package was delivered to Brett M. Delong, 28, of Bedford.

At approximately 9 p.m. on June 9, 2016 a subsequent search warrant was executed at Delong’s North Amherst Road residence.  The search of the home uncovered a significant marijuana growing operation and evidence of the distribution of controlled drugs.  Approximately 81 marijuana plants, 4 additional pounds of processed marijuana, approximately 4 ounces of MDMA (“Molly”), and money were seized from the residence.  The estimated street value of the drugs seized is approximately $190,000.

Delong was taken into custody without incident and was arraigned before the 9thCircuit District Court in Merrimack on the above charges and he is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail for lack of $25,000 cash bail.

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  • tjg1984

    Thanks for keeping us safe, cops!

    • We should be discussing legalisation of pot, but other drugs? Given the epidemic of deaths, no thank you.

      The police have an incredibly tough job, and if they weren’t here, I doubt you’d care for the resulting conditions.

      • tjg1984

        I didn’t say that other drugs should be legalized, or that the police have an easy job. But pot busts are a waste of time and a violation of liberty.

        • I agree it should be legal – and taxed – but its current illegality is not a violation of liberty. To argue it is and then accept the illegality of other drugs is contradictory.

          • tjg1984

            I think that ultimately most drugs should be legalized as well, but even if you accept the argument that some drugs should be prohibited because they are so inherently dangerous, marijuana clearly does not meet this standard, as current science appears to show it is safer than tobacco and alcohol. I feel strongly that marijuana prohibition is a violation of liberty.

          • Arguing pot is safe is one thing. Arguing its banning is a violation of liberty is another. The former can be backed by facts (although pot isn’t completely harmless, either. It’s just no worse than alcohol. I gave it up three decades ago because it messed with my heart rate.)

            I have far more sympathy for someone who is addicted who sells an addictive drug than I do for someone who is motivated by profit.

          • tjg1984

            Liberty is a matter of opinion, but I think it implies that things should only be banned or restricted if there is a very good reason for doing so.