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Street Value of Meth Seized in Ketchikan Over $100,000


June 16, 2016
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A probationary search on Monday led to the arrest of three Ketchikan men and the seizure of Methamphetamine with a street value of over $100,000.00.

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Officers of the Ketchikan Police Department and Alaska State Troopers assisted Adult Probation on Monday in conducting a field check in the area of Ward Cove on William Riggs age 53, who is on felony probation. Charles Woosley, age 58, who is also on felony probation was also contacted along with Scott Arrington, age 55, who is on conditions of release.

During the probationary search, officers located a glass pipe with white residue and a small orange container which had plastic baggies with a white substance inside them.

Officers stopped the search and obtained a search warrant for the building and vehicles involved. The orange container was found to have 3 plastic baggies containing a crystal substance weighing approximately 1 gram each that field tested positive for Methamphetamine. Officers searched the building and recovered 20 plastic baggies each containing a crystal substance with an approximate total weight of 205.6 grams that field tested positive for Methamphetamine. Officers also located additional plastic baggies, a digital scale, a plastic scoop and a glass pipe.

Officers also obtained a search warrant for Riggs' residence and recovered $4000.00 in cash.

The estimated street value of the Methamphetamine seizure was just over $100,000.00.

Riggs was arrested for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Probation Violation.Arrington was arrested for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Violating Conditions of Release and Woolsey was arrested for Probation Violation.

All three were transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Facility and held without bail.

The investigation is continuing.

Charges are merely accusations and the defendants are to be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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City of Ketchikan Police Department


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