Juneau Police say they seized drugs with a combined street value of about $158,000.
Members of the SWAT team and other Juneau officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant about 11 o’clock Tuesday for William Byron Benedict, 45, who was located at residence at the 1900 block of Lemon Creek Road. Benedict had been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempted possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute.
Four handguns, including a fully automatic handgun which requires a permit for legal possession, and two rifles were seized.
Over 155 grams or the equivalent of a third of a pound of heroin, and 8.7 grams of methamphetamine were seized. Officers say the street value of the heroin was estimated at over $155,000.
Police say Benedict was arrested without incident.
Additional charges are pending.
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