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Drug task force boards ferry, arrests suspect

A drug dog sniffed out alleged cocaine and methamphetamine on Monday, leading to an arrest on board the state ferry Kennecott.

According to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force, K-9 Lutri, and Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan boarded the ferry at about 9 a.m. Monday, and contacted Kenneth R. Bradley, age 49 of Washington state.

Bradley allegedly had residual amounts of suspected crack cocaine on his person. A K-9 sniff later led to a search warrant for his luggage. According to the bureau, 2 ounces of bulk methamphetamine was found in the luggage, along with 32 small plastic baggies also containing methamphetamine.

The bureau estimates the street value of the meth at $15,000.

Bradley faces felony drug charges based on the results of the search. He also was arrested on an outstanding $2,500 warrant for an unrelated criminal charge.

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