A man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 at the Ketchikan International Airport, Alaska State Troopers said in a Sunday dispatch.

At around 5:00 p.m. on Friday, troopers with AST's statewide drug enforcement unit in Ketchikan, with the assistance of K-9 Misty, made contact with Stanley Lynch, 50, at the airport.

An investigation found that Lynch, who's from Hollis, was in possession of approximately 159 gross grams of methamphetamine, which AST says he tried to discard.

"Lynch was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, and was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment on [Saturday]," the dispatch stated. "The street value of the methamphetamine in Ketchikan is approximately $50,000."

According to the dispatch, officers with the Craig Police Department and patrol troopers from the Ketchikan and Craig posts assisted with the investigation.

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