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Multiple arrests for alleged meth, heroin sales

The Ketchikan Police Department announced multiple drug-related arrests Tuesday, with four arrests the result of one investigation into a group of Oregon residents who were suspected of selling methamphetamine and heroin in Ketchikan.

According to police, a search warrant served Friday at a Madison Avenue residence belonging to Jonathon R. Hart and Desaray D. Ancheta, both 28 years old and both from Oregon, allegedly resulted in the seizure of about 20 grams of heroin, 40 grams of meth and a small amount of Oxycodone.

Also allegedly seized at the residence were items related to drug use distribution, along with more than $3,000 cash.

Hart was arrested and charged with second-, third- and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct. He also had extraditable felony warrants out of the State of Oregon and was charged as a fugitive from justice.

Ancheta was charged with two counts of fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct.

A related search took place later on Friday at a downtown hotel room belonging to 30-year-old Jace T. Nosack of Washington. Police say they seized about 31 grams of heroin, seven grams of meth, and about $5,000 cash.

The investigation continued through Tuesday, when officers contacted Nosack in a West End hotel. He was arrested on outstanding warrants, and a search at the hotel room allegedly revealed about two grams of meth, digital scales, about $2,000 cash, and paraphernalia.

Nosack was charged with third- and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct and tampering with evidence.

According to police, the investigation also led to the arrest of 24-year-old Samantha R. Turley of Ketchikan, she was charged with third- and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct, tampering with evidence, hindering prosecution and resisting arrest.

In an unrelated drug case, Ketchikan Police Department officers on Saturday completed a heroin importation investigation, which resulted in the alleged seizure of about 8.5 grams of heroin.

Arrested in the case was 26-year-old Chayna F. Herby of Ketchikan. She was charged with second- and fifth-degree controlled-substance misconduct.

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