CLAREMONT — For approximately the last four months, the Claremont Police Department, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and New Hampshire State Police conducted a joint investigation into alleged controlled drug sales in the Claremont area.

The investigation culminated in the arrest of two suspects and execution of two search warrants at 5 School St. in Claremont on March 2, 2020. There, investigators located a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine. The investigators also seized more than $13,000 cash and recovered four firearms with one of the firearms being confirmed as stolen from the Keene area.

Christopher Fields, 40, New York City, was located during a motor vehicle stop in Claremont and arrested on two counts of Drug Sales.

The investigation resulted in additional charges of: Drug Enterprise Leader – 25 years to life maximum punishment; possession/intent to distribute substance represented to be crack cocaine 5 grams or more – life exposure b/c of prior drug convictions; (criminal liability for the conduct of another w/ Antwaun Tucker; sale of substance represented to be crack cocaine, 1 count for February 21st – 7.5-15 b/c of prior drug convictions (criminal liability for the conduct of another w/ Antwaun Tucker; sale of substance represented to be heroin, 1 count for February 21st – 7.5 – 15 b/c of prior drug convictions (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Antwaun Tucker; felon in possession for each firearm (Ruger LCP .380, Ruger P 91, Glock 43, Century Arms 7.62 x 39 mm) (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Antwaun Tucker. 

The vehicle that Fields was traveling in was seized and a search warrant was executed on the vehicle and this search resulted in the seizure of approximately 600 bags of suspected heroin.

This drug had an approximate $6,000 street value.

Antwaun Tucker, 42, New York City, was located and arrested at 5 School St. on four counts of drug sales. This investigation resulted in additional charges being filed on Tucker.

Those charges include Drug Enterprise Leader – 25 to life maximum punishment

Possession/intent to distribute substance represented to be crack cocaine 5 grams or more – life exposure b/c of prior drug convictions (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Christopher Fields; sale of substance represented to be crack cocaine, 2 counts Feb 5th and Feb 6th – 7.5-15 b/c of prior drug convictions (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Christopher Fields; sale of substance represented to be heroin, 2 counts Feb 5th and Feb 6th – 7.5 – 15 b/c of prior drug convictions (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Christopher Fields) Felon in possession for each firearm (Ruger LCP .380, Ruger P 91, Glock 43, Century Arms 7.62 x 39 mm) (criminal liability for the conduct of another with Christopher Fields.

Fields and Tucker were both held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections and were both arraigned at Sullivan County Superior Court on March 3. After the hearing, both Fields and Tucker were held without bail and further court hearings will likely be held. 

The criminal investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in the Claremont and surrounding area remains open and further arrests are anticipated.

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