Two separate arrests were made for smuggling drugs on airplanes to YK Delta villages.
On May 5th, officers with Alaska State Troopers’ Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team contacted a couple at a Bethel Air Carrier as they awaited a flight to Kwethluk.
Officers seized 3.9 ounces of marijuana from a female traveler. She is charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree.
On May 16th Troopers, along with the Barrow Police Department, contacted a 28-year-old male traveling to Aniak with his 2-year-old-son at the Anchorage Airport. Troopers seized 3.7 ounces of marijuana from a backpack.
Charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.