On April 22, 2019 at approximately 10:13 PM, Lebanon Police Officers stopped a suspicious motor vehicle at Hannaford Supermarket which was suspected to be involved with the sale of drugs. Vehicle passenger, Vernon Key, age 27, of Concord, NH, was found to have three bags of methamphetamine and a scale on his person. Key stated that he had been given some of the drugs to sell from the vehicle driver, Kirby Griffith, age 36, of Penacook, NH.
K9 Officer Alden deployed his partner K9 Nitro for an exterior search of the vehicle, and K9 Nitro indicated positive alerts. The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant. Methamphetamine, marijuana, suboxone, needles, and items to indicate sales were found during the search of the vehicle.
Key was charged with Possession of Controlled Drug, a Class B Felony. Griffith was also charged with Possession of Controlled Drug, a Class B Felony. Both parties were released on personal recognizance bail and are to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on May 6, 2019.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello