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Two Ketchikan Men Convicted of Drug Trafficking


December 18, 2016
Sunday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Thursday, a Ketchikan jury found 54 year old William Riggs and 59 year old Charles Woolsey guilty of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – i.e., possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens presided over the three day trial.

The convictions stem from a June 13, 2016 incident where Ketchikan Police Department Officers found nearly seven ounces of methamphetamine in a garage controlled by both Riggs and Woolsey. Testimony at trial demonstrated that the street-level value of the methamphetamine exceeded $90,000. Evidence at trial showed that the defendants’ intended to distribute the methamphetamine in the Ketchikan area.

As a result of the defendants’ prior criminal history – both of whom were on felony probation from a prior drug conviction – each face a sentencing range of two to five years in prison.

Judge Stephens scheduled sentencing for March 8, 2017.


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Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Law



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