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$30,000 in Meth Seized in Ketchikan


February 01, 2018
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Monday, the Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan contacted Peter Joey Riveranieves (age 24 of California) at the Inter Island Ferry Authority in Ketchikan prior to Riveranieves boarding a ferry destined for Prince of Wales Island. 

A duffle bag Riveranieves was in possession of was seized pursuant a search warrant and Riveranieves was released from the scene Monday.  A search warrant was obtained and 51 grams of methamphetamine, $2,826 in cash U.S. currency, and items indicative of drug distribution were seized from the duffle bag.  The estimated street value of the methamphetamine in Ketchikan is $30,000. 

Tuesday, Riveranieves was arrested at the Ketchikan International Airport just prior to Riveranieves boarding a flight for Seattle. 

Riveranieves was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

Troopers from the Ketchikan Post and the Ketchikan Airport Police assisted with the investigation. 


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews



Source of News:

Alaska Departmen of Public Safety



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