A 25-year-old Ketchikan man was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit a felony drug offense related to an earlier case.
According to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, the statewide drug enforcement unit worked with the Ketchikan Police Department and local troopers on the investigation. It initially led to the arrest of Christian Mathers on Aug. 3rd.
Mathers was charged with attempted second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. According to the troopers’ report, he allegedly tried multiple times to pick up a package addressed to him that contained about 30 grams of heroin.
On his fifth alleged attempt to get the package, he was arrested.
Then on Tuesday, 25-year-old Frankie Seludo was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, also a felony.
According to the complaint filed in court, Seludo had sent an image of the package’s mailing label to Mathers, drove Mathers to the Post Office, and went with Mathers to the counter when he attempted to pick up the package.
Troopers report that they served a search warrant at Seludo’s home and found paraphernalia and what appeared to be additional drugs. That evidence has not yet been tested or weighed, according to the complaint, but additional charges are anticipated.