APD: More than 400 grams of spice seized in Wasilla drug raid
Tips from a “variety of sources” helped the Anchorage Police Department find two Wasilla resident who had allegedly been dealing methamphetamine and the drug known as spice.
An undercover investigation was initiated following last fall’s spice epidemic, and on Jan. 15, police, along with Alaska State Troopers, raided the Scatters Way home of 46-year-old Mark Purcella and 50-year-old Carol Halley.
“Officers seized approximately 426 grams of spice, including packaging, and .45 grams of suspected methamphetamine,” police said in a statement. “They also seized packaging materials and scales used for distribution.”
The total value of the drugs seized was more than $6,000, according to police.
Halley and Purcella were each charged with two counts of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both were taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex and arraigned and have since posted bail.
Possessing spice is a Class B misdemeanor under Anchorage Municipal codes. APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the last citation for selling spice was issued in October of 2015.
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