A Ketchikan man faces five felony drug possession and distribution charges today after a traffic stop allegedly revealed more than 60 grams of various drugs and $45,000 in cash.
Mitchell Volpi, 31 years old, is charged with five counts of misconduct involving controlled substances in the third and fourth degrees, B and C felonies. According to court documents, Volpi was pulled over by Ketchikan police for failing to stop at a stop sign near Ketchikan High School. After Volpi agreed to a search, police allegedly found 33.3 grams of marijuana, 22.1 grams of methamphetamine and $20,000 cash in the car, as well as $25,000 cash on Volpi’s person. Police obtained a search warrant for Volpi’s home and allegedly found one gram of heroin, 4.7 grams of mushrooms and six Oxycodone pills, along with digital scales, small baggies and scoops indicative of distribution.
Volpi could face up to 10 years in jail and up to a $100,000 fine for two of the charges, and five years and $50,000 for the other three charges. His bail was set at $25,000, and his next appearance is Oct. 2.