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Local man allegedly caught with meth, oxycodone

A 41-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested Saturday night on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on Baranof Avenue.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, Karl L. Seierup was a passenger in the vehicle.  During the traffic stop, police allegedly found in his possession two oxycodone pills, a small amount of suspected marijuana, six baggies of suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale, other drug related items, and $985 in cash.

Seierup faces four separate drug charges, as well as one count of violating his conditions of release.

He had his first court appearance Sunday, and his next hearing is set for Sept. 25.

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