Drugs, cash and guns seized in Fryeburg

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

FRYEBURG POLICE AND FEDERAL DRUG AGENTS — along with deputies from the Carroll County (N.H.) Sheriff’s Office confiscated marijuana, cash and firearms, when they executed a search warrant at 180 Lovewell’s Pond Road in Fryeburg, early Saturday morning.

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Police, agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and members of the Carroll County (N.H.) Sheriff’s Office executed a “no-knock” search warrant at a residence on Lovewell’s Pond Road here Saturday morning and seized processed marijuana, 31 marijuana plants, seven firearms and $4,700 in cash.

According to Corporal Richard Murray of the Fryeburg Police Department, several law enforcement officers entered the home at 180 Lovewell’s Pond Road Nov. 5, along with a police K-9 unit, and found “an indoor growing area,” as well.

A “no-knock” search warrant is used, when police suspect there may be weapons present, according to Cpl. Murray.

“We confiscated seven firearms — four long guns and three pistols,” said Cpl. Murray, “and approximately three pounds of processed marijuana with an estimated street value of $20,000, along with 31 plants in various stages of growth, and a small amount of psychedelic mushrooms.”

The owner of the property at 180 Lovewell’s Pond Road, who tax records at the Fryeburg Town Office identify as 32-year-old Curtis J. Smith, is being sought for questioning, police said, but has not been named as a suspect.

A man, a 23-year-old woman and a child were at the residence, when police arrived to execute the search warrant Nov. 5, however, the owner was not there, according to Cpl. Murray.

Emily Poitras, who resides at 180 Lovewell’s Pond Road, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police declined to comment, as to whether Smith is a suspect in their ongoing investigation.

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