Local News

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.

Recent News

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Seabridge Gold's Brent Murphy points to a valley to be dammed to hold tailings from the KSM mine during a July tour. The project just won federal environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government. Critics say it could pollute salmon-bearing rivers. more

Juneau Diocese announces priest changes

Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan will be getting a new priest in February. The Diocese of Juneau announced this week that the Rev. Patrick Travers will leave St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau to serve as the pastor of Holy Name. more