MANCHESTER, NH – Members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division arrested Raul Figueroa, 32, of Manchester, on Feb. 6 outside of his apartment. Figueroa, who is suspected of dealing opiates and other drugs from his Penacook Street address, was under investigation by members of the Street Crime Unit. Detectives knew he was wanted by Boston Police Department for sale of cocaine, so they sat on the address and waited for him to vacate the apartment to place him into custody.
Detectives stopped Figueroa after he left his residence around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday. They completed a motor vehicle stop a short distance from his residence and placed the fugitive from justice into custody before executing a search warrant at his residence. Investigators located 19.7 grams of crack cocaine, 3 Tramadol (opiate) tablets, $792 in cash and a loaded .25 caliber handgun inside of his second-floor apartment. The crack cocaine was packaged in 52 individually-wrapped plastic bags when located in the Figueroa’s bedroom, along with, cash, pills and gun.
Figueroa was additionally charged with felon in possession of a deadly weapon, possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute and fugitive from justice. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on February 7, 2018.
The arrest was part of Manchester Police Department’s Operation Granite Shield (formerly Granite Hammer) initiative, which provides $1.5 million for the NH State Police and the Manchester Police Department to arrest drug dealers.