Troopers: Kodiak man tried to get $400K of heroin, meth onto the island
Alaska State Troopers say 71-year-old Cenen Placencia of Kodiak tried to get $400,000 worth of heroin and meth onto the island and is facing federal drug trafficking charges.
According to an online dispatch, Placencia was contacted at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Wednesday before a flight left for Kodiak.
After a search warrant was issued, 740 grams of heroin and 389 grams of meth "that had been trafficked to Alaska" were seized. Those amounts translate to 7,400 doses and 3,890 doses, respectively, troopers say.
The Kodiak High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area started investigating Placencia as the possible source of narcotics getting to Kodiak in February, according to troopers.
The next month, law enforcement searched Placencia’s home and found and seized 247 grams of heroin, 13 grams of meth and cash from drug sales.
Kodiak HIDTA includes members of the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, Kodiak Police Department and Coast Guard Investigative Service.
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