Major drug bust in Milton leads to arrest, seizure of narcotics and rifle

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MILTON — In a culmination of a lengthy narcotics investigation, the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, alongside several law enforcement agencies, arrested a local man and seized a significant amount of drugs and an assault-style rifle on Jan. 8.

Jacob King, 42, of Milton, was apprehended by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office Problem Oriented Policing Unit in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Marshals District of New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, and the Milton Police Department.

The arrest resulted in the confiscation of approximately 70 grams of fentanyl, 35 grams of methamphetamine, 376 pills, 16 grams of mushrooms, about $7,900 in cash, and an AR-15 style rifle.

Following the arrest, King was detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections awaiting arraignment.

Funding for the operation was secured through the NH Opioid Substance Abuse Grant, Granite Shield, which supports efforts to combat the opioid crisis in New Hampshire.

The Sheriff’s Office has advised that any further inquiries regarding the case be directed to Major Steve Bourque at (603) 742-4960.

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