Hooper Bay woman indicted on felony drug charge

by Ben Matheson on December 20, 2013

A Hooper Bay woman has been indicted by a grand jury on a felony drug charge.

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22-year-old Louise L Bunyan was arrested following a trooper investigation. According to an affidavit, Bunyan was attempting to fly from Bethel to Hooper Bay last Friday in possession of marijuana.

An airline employee noticed a bag smelling like marijuana. The employee opened it and found a large amount of what they thought was marijuana intended for sale. They also found a bottle of liquor.

A trooper from the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team inspected the bag and found 480 individually wrapped baggies of marijuana. There were also three quart sized bags and a bottle of R&R whiskey. Troopers measured 15.5 ounces of marijuana total and conducted a field test to confirm the presence of THC. They say that much marijuana has a street value of $26,000 dollars.

In an interview, Bunyan told the trooper she had about two ounces of marijuana and some liquor.

Bunyan was indicted on a charge of 4th degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, that’s a class C felony. She was originally charged with another 4th degree controlled substance felony and a misdemeanor

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