Drugs

Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport

KETCHIKAN — A rural Southeast Alaska man suspected of carrying methamphetamine was arrested at the Ketchikan airport. Alaska State Troopers said 50-year-old Stanley Lynch of… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Feds sentence Southeast drug conspirators

Co-conspirators in multiple drug cases were sentenced in federal court this week.

Opinion: Your life matters

When I was a kid I always thought drugs were stupid.

Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments

A Juneau man was indicted earlier this month for shipping drugs into Juneau from China, according to the indictment.

Opinion: Recovery takes a community

Editor’s Note: The Empire is publishing a weekly column from members of Juneau’s recovery community, in coordination with Great Bear Recovery Collective, to highlight September… Continue reading

Opinion: Recovery is a path, but not an easy one

A lot has changed in regards to the way we talk about addiction within our society.

Methamphetamine seized by law enforcement sits next to a bottle of baby powder for scale. (Courtesy Photo | Department of Public Safety)

Meth use surging throughout state, in Juneau

The amount of methamphetamine use in Alaska has been surging.

Methamphetamine seized by law enforcement sits next to a bottle of baby powder for scale. (Courtesy Photo | Department of Public Safety)
Juneau Police Department officers arrest California resident Kevin Leonard-Kinney at the Baranof Hotel during a drug bust on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Feds, police seize drugs, make arrests at Baranof Hotel

The Juneau Police Department assisted multiple federal agencies in intercepting a package of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine and making two arrests last week, according to… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department officers arrest California resident Kevin Leonard-Kinney at the Baranof Hotel during a drug bust on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)