The Associated Press
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Police arrested three men who they
were planning to storm a pharmacy on Tuesday, kill everyone
steal all the drugs.
Officers said they seized submachine guns and semiautomatic
with silencers, bulletproof vests and black tactical
clothing with masks
from the three on Monday.
The men were identified as Jay Howard, 24; his brother Jeff
21; and Charles Veillette, 32. They were charged with
conspiracy to commit
murder, robbery and theft.
They entered no pleas at their arraignments Tuesday in Portsmouth
Court. Bail was set at $1 million apiece.
Portsmouth police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
the arrests capped a 1½-month joint investigation that
the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and
other agencies. A
brief statement gave no hint of how authorities got
wind of the alleged
plot or any details of the investigation.
Police Lt. James Tucker said the stores that were possible targets
not been notified.
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Authorities said the trio had planned to launch their plot by
a motorist and stealing his or her car.