Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Two Utqiagvik residents were arrested on federal drug trafficking charges in Utqiagvik on January 15 after a suspicious package containing 200 M30 fentanyl pills was intercepted at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.
Bryon McFadden, 41, and Roberta Sielak, 30, were arrested for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and attempt to possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute. They were transported from Utkiagvik to Anchorage and remanded.
“Disrupting the sale, trafficking, and distribution of illegal narcotics in Alaska is a top priority of the Department of Public Safety and our many law enforcement partners across the state,” said Colonel Bryan Barlow, Director of the Alaska State Troopers. “The [Trooper's Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit] and its regional task forces are constantly working with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to find and arrest those that deal drugs in Alaska. Illegal narcotics have a widespread negative impact on Alaskans in every corner of our state. We are committed to do our part to change that.”