(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Three arrested, $1.1M in drugs seized

SEACAD was in charge of the investigation.

Three people, including two Juneau residents, were arrested on drug charges after members of a regional anti-drug task force seized over $1 million in narcotics, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Michael D. Davis, 43, of Oregon was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and taken to Ketchikan Correctional Center.

Rodney A. Brown, 60, and his wife Nanette C. Brown, 59, of Juneau were arrested Saturday on charges with third-degree misconduct involving controlled substances along with second-degree misconduct involving weapons and were taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

On Wednesday, members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force were tipped off to a man traveling to Juneau from Washington on the Columbia, an Alaska Marine Highway System ferry. The man was believed to be carrying a large quantity of methamphetamine, according to police.

At approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, while the Columbia was stopped in Ketchikan, SEACAD contacted Davis, who was arrested after a search warrant for his stateroom was obtained and 20 pounds of methamphetamine in several wrapped containers was uncovered, according to police.

Saturday morning, SEACAD delivered the packages to the intended destination at the AMHS Ferry terminal in Juneau where it was picked up by Rodney Brown, according to police. Upon obtaining the package, SEACAD contacted him and arrested him on suspicion of drug trafficking.

During the course of the investigation, SEACAD served a search warrant on the Browns’ residence located in the 2500 block of Vista Drive, according to police. Nanette Brown was then contacted by SEACAD and identified as a suspect in the case. During the search, an additional 946 grams of methamphetamine, 150 fentanyl pills and approximately $70,000 in cash were located, according to police. Additionally, nine firearms were found at the residence. The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.1 million, according to police.

A preliminary hearing has been set for the Browns at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 10. Davis has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Ketchikan Courthouse.

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

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