MANCHESTER, NH – Police have made a second arrest in connection with the May 18 drug lab operation on Lake Avenue, following execution of a search warrant.
Richard Flanders 35, of 336 Lake Avenue was arrested May 19 and charged with possession of a controlled drug/methamphetamine.
Several law enforcement agencies participated in a search of an apartment located at 336 Lake Avenue on May 18 after suspicious items were noted by an AMR ambulance team, which responded initially to a medical call. Members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division, New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency took part in the execution of the search warrant.
The search revealed a large quantity of a drug called DMT, dimethyltryptamine, a Schedule 1 drug. During the course of the investigation, members of the Special Enforcement Division located a safe inside of the apartment. The safe contained multiple prescription bottles filled with a crystallized substance believed to be methamphetamine and a birth certificate belonging to Richard Flanders, one of the residents of Apartment 6.
A subsequent test indicated positive traces of Methamphetamine, so the items were placed into evidence. Flanders was arrested outside of the 9th Circuit Court on May 19 for unrelated matters. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine).
Flanders was released on $1,000 cash/surety bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on June 24.