New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2017

Danielle E. Horgan, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 230-0743

Indictment of John Furber for Possession of Carfentanil with the Intent to Sell on April 26, 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Rochester Police Chief Paul Toussaint announce the indictment of John Furber, formerly of Rochester, for Acts Prohibited relating to his possession of carfentanil and fentanyl with the intent to sell the controlled drugs, as well as his possessing the controlled drug methamphetamine.

On April 26, 2017, Furber's possession of these drugs was discovered by members of the Rochester Police Department inside a hotel in Rochester. Police responded to the hotel based on reports of suspicious activity at a room Furber was staying in. The New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab tested the drugs and confirmed they were carfentanil, fentanyl and methamphetamine. Furber was indicted for his April 26th offenses on June 16, 2017 by the Grand Jury sitting in Strafford County for possessing both carfentanil and fentanyl with the intent to sell and for being in possession of methamphetamine.

Furber is expected to be arraigned at the Strafford County Superior Court at 10:00 AM on ‚Ä©July 31, 2017.

The New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General has been actively investigating and prosecuting the sale and possession of carfentanil cases throughout the State for the past several months.

The charges and allegations in the indictments are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658