Nome drug busts lead to three felony arrests
Three Nome residents were arrested after multiple Alaska law enforcement agencies executed search warrants for two drug busts in Nome, according to an Alaska State Trooper online dispatch.
Nome Western Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT), Anchorage WAANT, Kotzebue WAANT, the Drug Enforcement Agency, AST and the Nome Police K-9 unit worked together to complete two “buy/bust operations including five separate search warrants of residences” on Tuesday, according to the dispatch.
Christian Johnson, 22; Aleksei Wilson, 28; and Darrell Stevens, 27, were each arrested in connection with the investigation into the sale and possession of drugs within the city of Nome. According to the dispatch, heroin, ethylone, prescription medications and marijuana were involved in the arrests.
Stevens faces multiple felony charges, including five counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and six counts of fourth-degree possession of controlled substances, all felony charges. Johnson was charged with one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, four counts of fourth-degree possession of controlled substances. Wilson faces one count each of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fourth-degree possession of controlled substances and fourth-degree delivery of controlled substances.
All three were taken to the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome.
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