WAANT seizes 9 ounces of pot

by Sophie Evan on January 9, 2013

A large amount of illegal drugs heading to a Yukon River village was intercepted by law enforcement.
The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team or WAANT unit, of the Alaska State Troopers, intercepted 9 ounces of marijuana from a person who was scheduled to travel to Saint Mary’s. The person has not been identified as charges are pending.

WAANT says that on Tuesday, the 8th, they received a tip about a young female about to smuggle a large amount of marijuana from Anchorage to Saint Mary’s.

Troopers say that acting on that tip, they contacted a 20-year old female as she checked in at one of the commercial air carriers at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. A drug dog, WAANT K-9 “Duncan” positively identified the odor of illegal drugs coming from one of the female’s checked luggage.

A search warrant turned up nine ounces of marijuana, which had an approximate street value of twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($12,750).

Troopers say a single charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance will be forwarded to the Anchorage District Attorney’s office.
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