Methamphetamine bust in Ketchikan

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) Two Washington State men are behind bars after they allegedly possessed and intended to sell a valuable amount of methamphetamine, authorities said Wednesday.

    The Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit reported Steven Wiggins Jr, 26, and Montoya Herron, 37, were both charged November 9 with two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree after they learned the pair had flown from Seattle to Ketchikan in possession of approximately six ounces of methamphetamine.

    Troopers went on to report that the pair intended to distribute the drugs in the local area.  The street value of the methamphetamine was estimated at $133,000 based on a price of $100 for each .125 gram of the drug.

    Several police agencies took part in the investigation including the Ketchikan International Airport Police, the Ketchikan Police Department, and the Alaska State Troopers Ketchikan Post.

    Both suspects were remanded to the Ketchikan Correctional Center to await arraignment in the case.

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