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Man arrested in South Anchorage drug bust

By Hope Miller 2:45 PM March 21, 2014

About 130 grams of methamphetamine and nearly 50 grams of heroin seized

ANCHORAGE – A man is facing felony charges following a Friday morning seizure of about 130 grams of methamphetamine and nearly 50 grams of heroin, authorities said.

Robert Hoffman, 48, was arrested following the drug investigation at a residence on the 6000 block of Askeland Drive, said police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro in a statement. The combined street value of the methamphetamine and heroin is around $30,000.

The seizure was made by the Anchorage Police Department Special Assignment Unit, along with the help of APD’s Community Action Policing team, Adult Probations and the K9 Unit, Castro said.

Police used a confidential informant who arranged to buy an ounce of methamphetamine from Hoffman for $2,400, according to charging documents. The informant successfully bought an ounce of what field-tested positive as methamphetamine.

Police also found another 100 grams of methamphetamine, 48 grams of heroin, digital scales, drug ledgers, a surveillance camera and a revolver after searching the Askeland Drive residence, charging documents said.

Hoffman was charged with one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance (MICS), two counts of third-degree MICS, one count of fourth-degree MICS and third-degree misconduct involving weapons.

A woman at the residence during the seizure was initially charged with hindering prosecution, Castro said, but the charge was dropped Friday afternoon.

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