Barrow-bound Wasilla man with pot, hashish nabbed at airport
Authorities have seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana and hashish from a Barrow-bound Wasilla man’s luggage.
Tyrone Barr was arrested on multiple drug counts and remanded to the Anchorage jail, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.
An investigation launched Wednesday after a North Slope Borough police investigator working in Anchorage found a piece of luggage at the Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport that reportedly reeked of marijuana.
A search revealed 478 grams of processed pot, 1,911 grams of marijuana edibles and 523 grams of hashish butter. In all, the marijuana and pot products have an estimated street value of about $200,000 in Barrow, troopers wrote.
After getting a search warrant, investigators went to Barr’s Wasilla home for evidence of a commercial marijuana grow-op. They seized 66 growing plants at both vegetative and budding stages. Authorities said they also found evidence of a previous harvest.
With the warrant, AST says they seized more than 4 pounds of marijuana, about 842 grams of hashish butter, digital scales, hashish filters and a gun.
The pot seized in Wasilla has a local street value of roughly $45,000, troopers say, and the hashish would go for about $20,000 in the area.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the estimated street value of the Barrow-bound marijuana and pot products was $20,000, rather than $200,000. This has been corrected.
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