A 45-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony drug charges following a traffic stop Feb. 22 near Mile 5 North Tongass Highway.
According to the online Alaska State Troopers dispatch, Thomas Widmyer was stopped for equipment violations and a moving violation. Troopers then allegedly found baggies containing heroin in his possession.
Widmyer was arrested and charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He also was cited for several traffic violations.
In an unrelated case, another Ketchikan man, 36-year-old Johnathan Jackson, was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and driving under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop on Tuesday.
Troopers report they found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in the vehicle, and investigation allegedly showed that Jackson was under the influence. He was charged with felony DUI because of prior convictions.Jackson also was cited for two traffic violations.