Members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force arrested a Juneau resident for the possession of methamphetamines worth more than $50,000 on Friday. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Anti-drug task force arrests Juneau resident, seizes meth worth more than $50,000

The arrest was made Friday.

Law enforcement officers acting as part of the Southeast Alaska Cities against Drugs task force arrested a Juneau resident Friday after they received a package containing a substantial amount of methamphetamine, Juneau Police Department announced.

Kinarla Jane Miles, 63, was arrested on charges of felony third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, said JPD Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release. Members of the task force identified a package containing 430 grams, or nearly a pound, of what law enforcement identified as meth.The estimated street value of the meth is approximately $51,600, Campbell said.

The package was delivered to a residence on the 4300 block of Riverside Drive, according to law enforcement, before being taken to a residence on the 8100 block of Threadneedle Street. Members of the task force contacted and arrested Miles there.

Members of JPD, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Coast Guard Investigative Service and Alaska State Troopers took part in the operation, Campbell said.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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