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For Immediate Release

June 5, 2007

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

(Hooksett, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Division of Field Services, working with Hooksett Police and the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, assisted in the recovery of an illicit drug operation. A parole violation order was filed against Paul Raymond Lemire, 57, of Hooksett following a home visit.

Probation/Parole Officer Kelly Olsen of the Concord District Probation/Parole Office had received information that Lemire traveled to Lawrence, Massachusetts each week to obtain heroin to be sold in New Hampshire. On June 1, 2007, following a three month investigation, PPO Olsen conducted the home visit with the assistance of Hooksett Police. A quantity of heroin and cash were found on the premises. All evidence was turned over to Hooksett Police for processing who subsequently charged Lemire with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Lemire was paroled from the New Hampshire State Prison on November 22, 2006 following a previous technical parole violation. He was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to serve 10-to-30 years for assault with six years of the minimum suspended. He began his sentence on May 20, 1997. He was granted parole on August 20, 2000 but returned four times on technical parole violations. His maximum release date for the assault conviction is February 28, 2027.

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