Authorities make heroin bust at Anchorage airport
Authorities seized roughly 150 grams of heroin at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport after receiving a tip about the drug being smuggled into Alaska from Arizona.
The Alaska State Troopers’ Mat-Su Drug Enforcement Unit received the tip Feb. 3 and identified two suspects — 29-year-old Wesley Shipp of Phoenix and an unidentified female accomplice, according to an online dispatch from AST.
At around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, investigators contacted the suspects as their flight landed and seized the heroin, which has a street value of about $45,000, according to troopers.
Shipp was arrested for second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on $25,000 bail. Charges are being forwarded against the female, troopers say.