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Ketchikan police seize drugs in three searches

The Ketchikan Police Department made three drug-related arrests last week, seizing marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.

According to police, the first arrest followed a 3 p.m. October 1st search warrant served at Danerin Curtindale’s home at 910 Park Avenue.

Police say they found about an ounce of marijuana in the home, and about three grams of methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia.

The 30-year-old Curtindale was charged with third-degree controlled-substance misconduct for the methamphetamine, and fifth-degree controlled-substance misconduct for the marijuana. Both charges assume intent to distribute.

Two days later, at around noon on October 3rd, Ketchikan police served a search warrant on a North Tongass residence where 34-year-old Khuong (K-won) Tran was living.

Tran had been identified as a Washington resident who was bringing heroin in from Seattle. Police seized about 40.4 grams of heroin, $3,200 cash, and paraphernalia during that search. The estimated street value of the heroin is $33,000.

Tran was charged with two counts of second-degree controlled-substance misconduct for possession with intent to distribute, and for the alleged delivery of heroin to Don “Aaron” Wright, who also was arrested October 3rd.

Following a search at Wright’s 119 Austin Street home, police say they seized about 23 grams of heroin, valued at about $20,000, including a bulk quantity and multiple smaller quantities packaged for sale. About $4,500.00 in cash also was seized.

The 42-year-old Wright was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree controlled-substance misconduct for possession of Heroin with intent to distribute.

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