Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. – Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers
Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. Once in Alaska the narcotic quickly reaches rural communities, which are now organizing to push back. This is the second in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. The City of Bethel is organizing a multi-agency heroin task force.
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A body that washed up the island across from Bethel last week was identified Thursday, July 3rd, according to Bethel Police Chief, Andre Achee. He says the remains were identified as Preston Rory Michaels. Read more →