AST: $30k worth of suspected drugs seized in Ketchikan
The Alaska State Troopers seized $30,000 worth of suspected drugs from two people in Ketchikan over the weekend.
According to a dispatch posted Monday afternoon, troopers made contact and arrested Melissa Charles, 27, of Hydaburg and Laneena Naufahu, 41, of Anchorage around 11 a.m. on Sunday. An investigation into the pair revealed they were likely working together to smuggle in methamphetamine, heroin and pills into Ketchikan to distribute.
According to a release, 39 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 39 grams of suspected heroin, along with an unspecified number of pills, were confiscated. Troopers estimated the street value at $30,000.
Charles and Naufahu were remanded to the Ketchikan Correctional Center with no bail. Troopers say further charges are pending and will be forwarded to the District Attorney's office.
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