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Police search downtown business


AMHERST – An Amherst store that opened last month to sell marijuana paraphernalia was searched by police on Thursday.

Police are saying little about the incident, but a video shot by a store employee and posted on the Dr. Greenthumb Facebook page shows police in the business, removing items in a box. The store’s owner, Matt Melanson, is shown leaving with police.

Police are saying little about the incident, but a video shot by a store employee and posted on the Dr. Greenthumb Facebook page shows police in the business, removing items in a box. The store’s owner, Matt Melanson, is shown leaving with police.

“I can confirm that a search was conducted,” Amherst Police Chief Ian Naylor said Thursday afternoon. "I can't say anything else at this time."

Naylor said the search was conducted by members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit with assistance from the Amherst Police Department.

Naylor said a press release will be issued later today.

The Amherst Dr. Greenthumb quietly opened in early January to sell paraphernalia such as bongs and pipes, T-shirts and rolling papers.


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