JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two people in Juneau who handled a drug package after it was spotted in the mailing process and then tagged by federal officials have been arrested. The Juneau Empire reports 44-year-old Christian John Peters and 34-year-old Tiffany…
The state has been collecting data on prescription opioids and controlled substances since 2012, but until last month, prescribers and pharmacies have been volunteering that data. As part of an ongoing legislative effort, medical professionals prescribing controlled substances are now required to provide hard numbers.
Dillingham police arrested a man Saturday night who was allegedly dealing heroin from a boat in the harbor. Andrew “Weebee” Olsen, 29, was charged with one count of felony drug possession and one count of felony drug trafficking.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the shooting death of an off-duty village police officer in Southwest Alaska. Adam Williams faces charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Nunapitchuk VPO Kyle Wassillie, 26, in Napaskiak.