Ketchikan police announced Friday afternoon that they’ve seized around $1 million worth of illegal drugs found inside a suspected dealer’s bank safe-deposit box.
Bellingham-area resident Spencer Hill was already in custody facing other charges. He was arrested Nov. 6 in a Ketchikan hotel with a half pound of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, a pistol reported stolen and a money counting machine, police said.
Authorities say they served a search warrant at a Ketchikan bank branch the following day and confiscated 3.2 pounds of meth and 1.79 pounds of heroin. Police say the estimated street value of the drugs exceeds a million dollars if parceled out into individual doses.
Hill remains incarcerated in the Ketchikan jail with bail set at $100,000. He’s due to appear in court in early December. The investigation continues.
This story has been updated with new information: police say Spencer Hill comes from the Bellingham area in Washington state.