RMHS Alumnus at UNH Arrested in Drug Raid
David Fitzpatrick charged with selling controlled substances.
Another Reading alumnus has been arrested on drug charges after police raided a University of New Hampshire fraternity house in Durham, N.H. on Sunday.
David E. Fitzpatrick was one of 11 brothers arrested as a result of the raid, and one of eight faced with drug charges, according to Seacoast Online.
Police charged him with sale of a controlled substance, the site reported. Other brothers were charged with drug possession, distribution and conspiracy to sell drugs. One brother was also charged with possession of a fake identification card.
UNH Police Executive Director Paul Dean told the news organization that the raid followed a year-long undercover investigation that started with reports to his department.
Officers “confiscated a variety of narcotics, including marijuana, prescriptions and dugs that need to be tested before their identity can be confirmed,” Dean told the Manchester Union Leader.
UNH police also told the Union Leader that they believe that drugs had been sold out of the fraternity house on multiple occasions.
Fitzpatrick graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 2009, according to The Reading Advocate, where he participated with the school’s drama program.
In 2008, the paper awarded Fitzpatrick a “High Five,” citing his role as run crew chief during a recent performance of Peter Pan. The Advocate also reported that he played trumpet and mellophone with the town’s band program.