MANCHESTER, N.H. — Police continue to search for a 24-year-old Manchester man believed to be in possession of a deadly synthetic drug recently introduced to the state.
Despite many tips from the public, the nationwide search continues for Preston Thorpe, also known as “P,” of 50 Sentinel Court, Apt. 306, Manchester.
The hunt began when police were serving a search warrant last week and said they discovered a trace amount of carfentanil in Thorpe’s kitchen, along with a small amount of a marijuana.
Carfentanil was created to tranquilize large animals, like elephants and rhinoceroses. Officials say it is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 5,000 times stronger than heroin. It poses a risk to the public and first responders because it can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled.
Last week, the drug was linked to three overdose deaths in New Hampshire. Police in local communities have expressed concern about the drug.