Three in Craig arrested on drug charges, Troopers seize $267,000 in pills and meth

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Ketchikan police reported a drug bust last week seeing three southeast residents arrested and found with fentanyl pills and meth.

    Ketchikan police reported that at noon on April 27th, investigators with the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, or SEACAD taskforce, identified a suspicious package being sent to Craig, Alaska which was believed to contain narcotics.

    SEACAD Investigators from Ketchikan worked with the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales Island and tracked the package to a residence in Klawock, where they subsequently seized 2,000 fentanyl pills marked as oxycodone and 453 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

    Law Enforcement arrested 39-year-old Craig resident Cicely Tupou, 43-year-old Hydaburg resident Shanteh Carle, and 44-year-old Klawock resident Donald Yates on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Third Degree for their part in the trafficking of the seized narcotics.

    Law Enforcement also arrested 40-year-old Hydaburg resident Alva Peratrovich for a Probation Violation.

    All four were remanded to the Craig Jail. The estimated street value on Prince of Wales Island for the counterfeit pills is approximately $200,000 and the estimated street value of the methamphetamine is approximately $67,900.

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