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Reference: Manufacturing Drug arrest

Date of Release: August 28th, 2006

On Saturday, August 26th, 2006 at 11:15 PM, the following individual turned himself in to the Portsmouth Police Department:

Jeffrey A. Austin
Date of birth 12/12/69
204 Concord Way
Portsmouth, NH

Mr. Austin was arrested as a result of an arrest warrant for the following charge:

Manufacturing a Controlled Drug (Felony).

This charge was a result of an investigation by the Portsmouth Police Department that began on August 3rd, 2006, when officers discovered what is believed to be a marijuana growing operation at Mr. Austinís Portsmouth residence. As a result of a search warrant that was obtained, evidence consisting of marijuana plants and associated paraphernalia were seized as evidence. The potential street value of the marijuana plants, had they grown to their fullest, is estimated to be several thousands of dollars.

Mr. Austin was processed at the Portsmouth Police Department and released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail for an October 16th Portsmouth District Court arraignment date.

Anyone with any further information about this case is asked to call Detective Stephen Arnold at 436-2511, or they can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 431-1199 or 207-439-1199.

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500