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Jessica Ridgway, Channel 2 NewsA new drug is gaining popularity in the United States. It's called Kratom and it's legal. However, doctors say users may become dependent or addicted, similar to hard drugs like heroin. Kratom is marketed as a "natural alternative" to pain...
A 25-year-old woman has been indicted for allegedly carrying heroin on a plane from Seattle to Juneau. Jessica Beck is accused of carrying $110,000 worth of heroin. She was arrested at the Juneau International Airport on Nov. 8 after narcotics...
Tags: Punishment, Drug Trafficking
Channel 2 NewsJuneau police say they arrested a 25-year-old woman at the Juneau International Airport on suspicion of transporting $110,000 in heroin after a return flight from Seattle. Jessica Beck faces a second-degree drug misconduct charge. The Juneau Police...
Tags: Drug Trafficking
Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with smuggling drugs into an Anchorage women's prison. Officials at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center told troopers they intercepted a package thrown over the prison fence September...
Tags: Prosecution, Drug Trafficking, Prisons
Ketchikan police arrested three people in drug investigations last week. Police on Wednesday seized 40.4 grams of heroin, worth about $33,000, from the home of 34-year-old Khuong "Chino" Tran. The Ketchikan Daily News reports police on the...
Channel 2 NewsA man who allegedly engaged Anchorage police in a Thursday shootout near Merrill Field that left both him and an APD officer wounded was a heroin addict firing a gun stolen during burglaries and vehicle break-ins on the Anchorage Hillside, according to...
A man who reportedly told police he was the largest heroin dealer in Fairbanks was arrested this week because the authorities say he failed to keep a promise to act as an informant. Fairbanks police say 34-year-old Robert Dorton was arrested last month...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage woman, police suspect of killing the man she lived with by setting him on fire, was placed on suicide watch in her jail cell Sunday. The suicide-watch forced authorities to postpone 25-year-old Gina Virgilio's arraignment until Monday...
Tags: Suicide, Facebook, Methamphetamine (drug)
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin. The U.S. attorney's office says Brackston Moores conspired with three others to distribute what he believed to be heroin but what turned out be a...
Tags: Punishment, Travis Brown, Prisons
Channel 2 NewsA New Mexico man who tried to flee from Alaska State Troopers at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was arrested Thursday, after investigators seized nearly $40,000 in heroin and methamphetamines from his possessions. According to a Thursday...
Channel 2 NewsA 14-year-old girl injected with a strong form of heroin by a 26-year-old man has died, Anchorage Police said Thursday. The girl, who was identified as Jena Dolstad, had been in critical condition since state prosecutors alleged Sean Warner injected...
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