2 arrested in million-dollar Anchorage drug bust
Federal authorities say two people taken into custody at an Anchorage hotel are charged with trying to bring a seven-figure sum of heroin and methamphetamine into Alaska.
Wilton Eugene Toney, 62, and Denita Ann Love, 58, have been indicted on a drug conspiracy charge, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder’s office. The two were arrested Saturday at the Barratt Inn Anchorage Airport on Spenard Road.
The case began Friday, with the seizure of two packages at an Anchorage shipping facility. Upon examination under a search warrant, the packages contained roughly 13 pounds of meth and three pounds of heroin.
Alaska State Troopers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducted a “controlled delivery” of the parcels Saturday to the Barratt Inn’s lobby. After Toney was seen taking them to his room, a raid of the room found that he and Love were its only occupants.
“A search warrant executed on the hotel room resulted in the seizure of additional amounts of methamphetamine and heroin, digital scales, and three firearms,” federal officials wrote. “The Alaska State Troopers estimate the approximate combined street value of the seized drugs is $1.2 million.”
Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for Schroder’s office, said the charging documents against Toney and Love remained sealed Thursday afternoon. Both defendants made initial court appearances Wednesday.
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