Hydaburg woman gets prison sentence for drugs

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Melissa Charles, 27, was convicted at her trial of two drug felonies, misconduct involving controlled substances in the second-degree.

    Authorities said they seized 39 grams of methamphetamines and 39 grams of heroin with a street value of approximately $30,000.

    Charles was sentenced to 60 months in prison with 30 months suspended.  She will also serve five years on probation.

    The court dismissed charges of misconduct involving controlled substances in the third-degree and two counts of misconduct involving controlled substances in the fourth-degree.

    Her co-defendant, Laneea Naufahu, 41, of Anchorage, was sentenced to two years in prison with 18 months suspended and two years probation last October.

    Charles was arrested in June 2019 after an investigation that involved Alaska State Troopers, Ketchikan Airport Police, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and U.S Forest Service law enforcement.

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