Local News

Meth bust Wednesday

Last week (November 20), the Ketchikan Police Department, working with the FBI, arrested two Washington State residents for allegedly importing and distributing methamphetamine from that state to Ketchikan. 

32-year-old Cayse Sivertsen, a Washington resident with Ketchikan ties, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice for multiple outstanding robbery arrest warrants.  He is alleged to have participated in the importation and sale of methamphetamine with 45-year-old Kim M. Johnston of Washington.  Sivertsen was found to be in possession of $506 in alleged drug proceeds.

Johnston is charged with one count each of third, fourth and fifth degree controlled substance misconduct.  She was arrested on a boat in Bar Harbor and was allegedly found with approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine, $1186, and the drug Clonazepam possessed without a prescription. 

Also arrested during the course of the investigation is 21-year-old Alexander B. Karlson of Ketchikan.    Karlson is charged with one count each of third and fourth degree controlled substance misconduct. 

Police say all were found with drug paraphernalia.  The three were arraigned in Ketchikan District Court on Thursday.

Recent News

Alleged Oxycodone smuggling leads to arrest

A 32-year-old Hydaburg woman faces felony drug charges after allegedly trying to bring hundreds of Oxycodone tablets from Seattle to Ketchikan. more

Alabama man charged with S. Tongass break-in

A 32-year-old man from Alabama faces felony burglary and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a South Tongass home, threatening the homeowner and, briefly, engaging in a standoff with Alaska State Troopers. more