(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested on drug charges after suspicious package seized

K-9 Buddy assists JPD and SEACAD.

Juneau man was arrested on drug charges after a K-9 indicated a suspicious package contained drugs, according to police.

Buck Robert Mills, 43, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for violating conditions of release, according to the Juneau Police Department, which announced the arrest in cooperation with the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs Task Force.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, SEACAD intercepted a suspicious parcel that was shipped to Juneau from Washington. Police were alerted to the parcel’s illegal content after K-9 Buddy indicated there were possibly drugs inside. After executing a search warrant, police say it was determined the package contained 30 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of approximately $9,000.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, SEACAD delivered the package to its intended destination, a post office box at the Mendenhall Valley Post Office. The package was picked up by a 43-year-old man, who then delivered it to Mills in the 5000 block of Glacier Highway, according to police. Upon the package being opened, SEACAD contacted and arrested mills.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Juneau, according to the Alaska Court System.

Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

More in News

Jasmine Chavez, a crew member aboard the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, waves to her family during a cell phone conversation after disembarking from the ship at Marine Park on May 10. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Ships in port for the week of July 20

Here’s what to expect this week.

President Biden at the White House on July 3. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
President Joe Biden drops out of race, scrambling the campaign for the White House

Withdraws under pressure from fellow Democrats; endorses Vice President Kamala Harris to take on Trump.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Thursday, July 18, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Buttons on display at a campaign event Monday, July 8, 2024, in Juneau, urge supporters to vote against Ballot Measure 2, the repeal of Alaska’s current election system. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Ranked-choice repeal measure awaits signature count after Alaska judge’s ruling

Signatures must be recounted after judge disqualifies almost 3,000 names, citing state law violations.

The offices of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Juneau are seen on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Alaska demographers predict population drop, a switch from prior forecasts

For decades, state officials have forecast major population rises, but those haven’t come to pass.

Neil Steininger, former director of the state Office of Management and Budget, testifies before the House Finance Committee at the Alaska State Capitol in January of 2023. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Neil Steininger, former budget director for Gov. Dunleavy, seeking District 1 Juneau Assembly seat

Downtown resident unopposed so far for open seat; deadline to file for local races is Monday.

A mother bear and a cub try to get into a trash can on a downtown street on July 2, 2024. Two male bears were euthanized in a different part of downtown Juneau on Wednesday because they were acting aggressively near garbage cans, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Two black bears in downtown Juneau euthanized due to aggressive behavior around people

Exposed garbage, people insistent on approaching bears contribute to situation, official says

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Wednesday, July 17, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Most Read