Two women, one from Hydaburg and one from Anchorage, face felony drug charges for allegedly bringing methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills into Ketchikan.
According to the online Alaska State Troopers dispatch, troopers contacted 27-year-old Melissa Charles of Hydaburg and 41-year-old Laneea Naufahu on Sunday following an investigation.
Troopers report that a total of 39 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 39 grams of suspected heroin, and pills were seized. Troopers estimate the total street value of the drugs at $30,000.
The two women were each charged with two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Troopers report that additional charges are possible.
According to the troopers’ report, other agencies that helped with the investigation and arrest included Ketchikan Airport police, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement.