Alaska State Troopers and Lemon Creek Correctional Center officials are investigating two suspected cases of contraband this week involving pills.
According to a web posting from troopers, a female inmate was found to have three prescription pills during a search after she returned from the Dimond Courthouse on Wednesday.
On Thursday, a male inmate was found with an unknown pill also after returning from the courthouse.
Both cases are under investigation.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.