A 28-year-old Nome man is facing charges for trying to bring heroin from Anchorage to Nome.

In an online dispatch, Alaska State Troopers say Quincy Iyatunguk was contacted at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday trying to board a flight to Nome. Investigators found and seized 8.8 grams of heroin that Iyatunguk had “concealed internally.”

Troopers say heroin in Nome sells for about $120 per dose — about a tenth of a gram — making the approximate street value of the seizure more than $10,000.

“The contact was a result of ongoing investigations into the trafficking and distribution of narcotics in the Nome region by the Nome Office of the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT),” troopers wrote.

Iyatunguk is charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance; he's being held without bail in Anchorage.

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