Police Seize Heroin, Pot From Suspected Manchester Drug Dealer's Home

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    Manchester Police Department
    Police arrested Alpha Diaby, 25, of Manchester, after finding heroin and pot in his home on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

    Police arrested a Manchester man suspected of dealing drugs on Spruce Street after seizing heroin and marijuana from his home on Friday during a narcotics search.

    Officers from the East Central Narcotics Taskforce searched the 281 Spruce St. apartment of Alpha Diaby, 25, on a warrant following a several-month investigation into drug sales on Spruce Street involving a drug dealer going by "Africa," who they believed operated out of the address, police said.

    Police found and seized 6.71 grams of "pure heroin," a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and positively identified Diaby as "Africa."

    Manchester police arrested Diaby on charges of possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of heroin within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of heroin with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school.

    Police issued him a $250,000 surety bond.