Drugs

Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs

Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs

The regional organization has members from a number of law enforcement agencies.

 

Juneau police arrest man for weapons misconduct, possession of drugs

Juneau police arrest man for weapons misconduct, possession of drugs

The man was located Wednesday morning with heroin and methamphetamine.

 

‘Justice shouldn’t create more victims’: Former prisoners preach patience for SB 91
‘Justice shouldn’t create more victims’: Former prisoners preach patience for SB 91
Opinion: Solving the opioid epidemic starts with cracking down on fentanyl

Opinion: Solving the opioid epidemic starts with cracking down on fentanyl

It’s a problem we can solve with smart and proactive policy choices.

Opinion: Solving the opioid epidemic starts with cracking down on fentanyl
Andy Jones, Director of the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of Substance Misuse, right, speak about the fiscal impacts of the opioids on the state along with Michael Duxbury, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, center, and Laura Brooks, Director of Health and Rehabilitation for the Department of Corrections, in front of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Andy Jones, Director of the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of Substance Misuse, right, speak about the fiscal impacts of the opioids on the state along with Michael Duxbury, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, center, and Laura Brooks, Director of Health and Rehabilitation for the Department of Corrections, in front of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
State sues opioid manufacturer, alleging willful deception

State sues opioid manufacturer, alleging willful deception

It’s the country’s leading opioid producer.

State sues opioid manufacturer, alleging willful deception
Woman indicted for bringing meth, heroin on flight to Juneau

Woman indicted for bringing meth, heroin on flight to Juneau

She had other drug-related items as well.

Woman indicted for bringing meth, heroin on flight to Juneau
Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport

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

Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport
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)
Conspirators sentenced in Juneau, Ketchikan drug cases
Conspirators sentenced in Juneau, Ketchikan drug cases
Police ID Thanksgiving shooting suspect
Police ID Thanksgiving shooting suspect
Feds sentence Southeast drug conspirators

Feds sentence Southeast drug conspirators

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

Feds sentence Southeast drug conspirators
Opinion: Your life matters

Opinion: Your life matters

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

Opinion: Your life matters
Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments

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.

Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments
Opinion: Recovery takes a community

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

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.

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