PELHAM, N.H. – Police have accused two men of stealing expensive cuts of meat from a New Hampshire supermarket and selling them in Massachusetts out of a van for money used to buy drugs.

WMUR-TV reported that up to $800 worth of the meat and some seafood had disappeared from the Hannaford store in Pelham since early October.

Police recently arrested Andrew Tsoukalas and Michael Radcliffe, both 43 and from Lowell, Massachusetts. They also impounded a red van.

Police said other towns have reported similar thefts from supermarkets; they are investigating.

Both men are free on bail on theft charges and are scheduled to be in court in December. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers.

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