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Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Search


July 10, 2016
Sunday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers, with the assistance SDEU and K-9 Lutri, seized a red Nissan Pick-up truck after a routine traffic stop Friday evening. A search warrant was later granted on the truck with the search locating methamphetamine and drug related paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

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Alaska State Trooper K9 Lutri
Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan conducted the routine traffic stop on the red Nissan Pick-up truck driven by Leask for an equipment violation at mile 6 of the North Tongass Highway.

The traffic stop took place about 10:00 PM with the investigation revealing the driver Craig Leask, age 34 of Ketchikan, to be operating a motor vehicle with No Valid Operator’s License. Further investigation revealed that Leask was on current conditions of release in four separate court cases and was found to be in violation by driving a motor vehicle and not obeying State laws. Leask was arrested and transported to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.

Leask was arrested and transported to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail. The case is still under investigation and charges are being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

Troopers also investigated a report of a downed light pole near the intersection of D-1 Loop road and North Tongass Highway on Saturday morning. Their investigation revealed Mathew Vossen, age 24 of Bakersfield, California, was driving north bound when he reportedly fell asleep and drove off the roadway and struck a light pole.

Troopers reported that Vossen failed to immediately notify law enforcement and was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Failing to report a Motor Vehicle Accident. No injuries were reported.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Public Safety


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