Concord Man Charged in July Overdose Death
CONCORD — A Concord man was arrested Friday for allegedly giving another man drugs that killed him in July.
Spencer Grayson, 21, is charged with dispensing a quantity of a controlled drug and three counts of sale of controlled drug.
Grayson was scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court, but he waived his arraignment on all five felony complaints: two complaints concerning Ryan Smith’s death and three complaints regarding Grayson’s sales to the undercover officer. Grayson’s bail was set at $100,000 cash with various conditions.
Ryan Smith, 30, died at Concord Hospital after ingesting a fatal amount of the controlled drugs fentanyl and methamphetamine on July 25 and 26, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office said. The overdose took place behind the Cumberland Farms located at 196 N. Main St. in Concord.
Members of the Concord Police Department investigated the circumstances of Smith’s death, as well as Grayson’s subsequent sales of a controlled drug to an undercover detective and issued a warrant for his arrest, the New Hampshire AG said.
On Friday, Northfield police officers responded to an emergency call and found Grayson at the scene. A Northfield officer recognized Grayson, confirmed the Concord Police Department warrants were active, and took Grayson into custody.
Anyone with information about the investigation, can contact Lt. Sean Ford at 603-225-8600 or the Concord Regional Crimeline 226-3100.