Officers seize pot with Western Alaska connections

by Sophie Evan on May 13, 2013

On May 10th, a multi-agency law enforcement group from Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley seized almost $27,000 worth of marijuana. Officials say the pot had connections to Western Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers with the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team worked with the Palmer State Troopers, the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol and the Mat-Su Narcotics Unit to make the bust at a residence off Sands Drive in Wasilla.

Over 10 pounds of marijuana was seized along with related grow equipment, a scale, drug packaging material, and an industrial sized diesel generator.

The owner of the property, 51-year old Gregory J. Tovsen, was arrested and charged with three counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

Troopers say the bust stemmed from a continuing investigation into the distribution of bulk marijuana to communities in Western Alaska.

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