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Two face charges in separate heroin cases

Two Ketchikan residents were arrested this week in separate cases, and both face felony drug charges.

On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers, with the help of the Ketchikan Police Department, served a search warrant at the home of Brenda Murphy, 67, of Ketchikan. Following the search, Murphy was charged with two counts each of second-degree and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct for allegedly possessing and selling heroin.

Then on Thursday evening, Ketchikan Police Department detectives completed a drug investigation with a traffic stop in the 300 block of Carlanna Lake Road.

Twenty-two-year-old Aaron McColley of Ketchikan allegedly sold heroin to another person, and he was charged with second- and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct.

About .7 grams of heroin allegedly was seized during the traffic stop.

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