On September 10, 2019, the Lebanon Police Department was called to assist the New Hampshire Department of Probation and Parole with a home visit at a residence on Bank Street Extension, which is occupied by a subject on probation. During the home visit, probable cause was established that the individual was engaged in growing, and distributing, Marijuana.
Lebanon Police Detectives applied for a search warrant for the residence and during the execution of the warrant by the Lebanon Police Department, a Marijuana grow operation was discovered. Officers seized 27 Marijuana plants and a large quantity of processed Marijuana. As a result, Thomas Hamel, age 27, of Lebanon, NH, was arrested.
Hamel was charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Drug and Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, both Class B Felony offenses. Hamel was held at the request of Probation and Parole and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on September 30, 2019.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello