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3 VT people arrested in drug raid at New Hampshire home after community complaints

Investigators seized approximately 600 bags of fentanyl, 50 Suboxone strips, a large amount of cash and drug paraphernalia from the house.


CONCORD, NH – Three people from Vermont were arrested following a drug raid on a Lebanon, New Hampshire, apartment following anonymous complaints about drug activity in the home.

During the drug surveillance conducted Thursday, police and the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force observed a car leaving the High Street apartment before being stopped for a traffic violation.

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The car's occupants, Shannon Barry, 36, of Turnbridge, Vermont, Kaleb McCullough, 44, of Chelsea, Vermont, and Samuel Snelling, 37, of White River Junction, Vermont, were arrested for possession of fentanyl and crack cocaine, police said.

A search warrant was served on the residence and Cynthia Waugh, 60, of Lebanon, and Jose Baret, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, were arrested. During the search, officers said, Baret attempted to destroy drug evidence, but investigators were able to recover it.

Investigators found and seized approximately 600 bags of fentanyl, 50 Suboxone strips, a large sum of cash and drug paraphernalia “related to drug trafficking” in the house.

“We commend our partners in the Lebanon Police Department for working with the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force to conduct this important operation,” Attorney General John M. Formella said Wednesday. “We commend the dedication and vigilance of the Lebanon Police Department in responding to and diligently investigating complaints from the public.”

McCullough and Barry were both charged with two Class B felony counts of possession of controlled drugs. Snelling was charged with transportation of drugs in a motor vehicle, a Class B misdemeanor. Waugh was charged with sale of controlled drugs, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell, a Class A felony, and control of premises where drugs are kept, a Class A misdemeanor. Baret was charged with possession of controlled drugs with intent to sell, a Class A felony, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and tampering with evidence, both Class B felonies.

Kelly Blankenship, 45, of Lebanon, arrived during the search of the home. She was found to have a warrant for theft issued by the Grafton County Sheriff's Office and was arrested.

No further information was initially available.

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