Dustin Ian Fisher, 21, is facing 10 felony drug charges after authorities seized tens of thousands of dollars in drugs and cash from his home.
With a warrant, Juneau police searched Fisher’s Fritz Cove Road home and arrested him on Tuesday—the same day a judge signed paperwork setting aside his 2013 misdemeanor drug conviction. He had recently completed a one-year probation sentence, according to court records.
Police seized more than $42,000 in cash from a safe, nearly 3 kilograms of suspected marijuana, five pieces of blotter paper with suspected LSD, five grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms and two doses of suspected Adderall, according to a police statement.
The marijuana alone may have a street value of more than $85,000, based on past police estimates.
According to the prosecutor’s statement, an M&P15 rifle, suspected hash oil and a variety of paraphernalia used in the manufacture of hashish oil were also found.
The search warrant came after a confidential informant working with the Juneau Police Department bought ecstasy and LSD from Fisher on three separate occasions in June and July, according to the prosecutor’s statement.
Juneau police say they had assistance from the FBI and a Southeast Alaska drugs task force in the case.
Fisher is due for a preliminary court hearing Aug. 8. He’s being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on a $50,000 bond. The public defender’s office has been appointed to represent him.
Fisher graduated from Thunder Mountain High School in 2011.
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