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.

Laura Savage-Carr November 15, 2011 at 02:56 AM
High Sunny, Ewe halve know write two judge Share that weigh. :) A few corrections: It should be "person’s grammar". Also, "their” is a plural pronoun and should not be used with singular subjects or objects. I’m not an English teacher, but I believe that acceptable sentences would include: Correcting another person’s grammar usually indicates someone with low self-esteem, no class and way too much time on his or her hands. Or When people correct the grammar of others, it usually indicates low self-esteem, no class and way too much time on their hands. It took no time at all :) BTW, Zip Code deleted his or her comment.
Nikki November 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM
I just love your sense of humor!
AnonLikeU November 15, 2011 at 02:07 PM
When someone's "sense of humor" is used to belittle another, it's not particularly funny Nikki.
Nikki November 15, 2011 at 03:17 PM
We'll have to disagree on this one, Donna. I don't think Laura meant it as belittling at all...rather, a satire on how rampant usage of incorrect grammar has become. You see it everywhere nowadays, even in newspapers, magazines and on tv. Maybe some people don't think that's important anymore, but to me it is...makes me wonder how English is being taught in the schools today. I am so long removed from the school system, maybe someone can enlighten me. Back in the day I remember a lot of time being spent on spelling, diagramming sentences, the "tricky" words like their/there/they're, effect/affect, to/too, etc. Is this still part of the curriculum?
Cat S January 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I wonder if NH judges are as lenient as MA judges.


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