Portsmouth Police Arrest Suspected Fentanyl Trafficker

On December 6, 2023, around 11:00 a.m., following an ongoing investigation, the Portsmouth Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Boyd’s Lane involving a suspected drug trafficker known to operate in the town. The individual behind the wheel was identified as Samantha Carfora, a 29-year-old formerly from Middletown, Rhode Island. Approximately 18 grams of suspected fentanyl were discovered and confiscated during the stop. The substance was subsequently confirmed as fentanyl through testing at Portsmouth Police Headquarters.

Carfora was apprehended on the spot and charged with the delivery of a controlled substance. Following her arrest, she was transported and arraigned at the 2nd Division District Court, where she was held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institute.




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