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Illegal narcotics seized at Juneau International Airport

Juneau International Airport
Juneau International Airport(KTVF)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 5:04 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 304.95 grams of counterfeit oxycodone, which is approximately 3,050 pills believed to contain fentanyl, and 68.78 grams of methamphetamine were seized at the Juneau International Airport by the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) task force. Street value of the drugs is estimated to be $103,000.

According to the Alaska State Trooper Dispatch Report, passengers Ryan Timothy Lee, 26-years-old and Cole Jacob Ripley 21-years-old, residents of Juneau, were found to have the drugs in their possession. They were arrested and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree, a class A felony and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony.

SEACAD works together to investigate and stop the importation of illegal drugs into Alaska and is made up of municipal police departments throughout Southeast Alaska to include the Alaska State Troopers, the FBI, DEA, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Coast Guard Investigative Service.

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