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Drug charges follow alleged daytime, downtown sale

An alleged drug sale Monday afternoon on Dock Street in downtown Ketchikan led to charges against a 28 year old man.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, witnesses saw the alleged transaction taking place, and called police right away to report it.

KPD Lt. Joe White said, “We had a report that people had seen a person walk up to a truck. It appeared that an occupant of the truck had weighed out some white powdery substance in a bag, handed over the bag, and received cash. One male took off on foot.”

When officers arrived soon after, the truck still was there but the occupants had left.

“And so we were looking around for two people matching the description, and they walked out of a downtown business, and the witness were like, ‘That’s him right there,’” White said.

Police obtained a search warrant, and allegedly seized 2 grams of heroin, 16 oxycodone pills, 16 grams of methamphetamine, more than 100 other pills, $8,000 cash, and drug paraphernalia, including packaging materials and a scale.

Cody Hanson was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

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