Troopers sum up summer narcotics operation results

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 7:57 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Department of Public Safety joined by Alaska Department of Health officials and local, state, and federal law enforcement partners announced the results of a summer operation that targeted drug seizures across the state during a live press briefing in Anchorage today.

Over 212 pounds of illegal narcotics were confiscated over the summer. Law enforcement seized approximately two and a half million potentially fatal doses of fentanyl as part of the operation. Additionally, there were 22,441 grams of heroin, 22,865 grams of methamphetamine, 13,306 grams of cocaine and many other illicit narcotics that have been taken off the streets of Alaska since May.

Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner, James Cockrell, said, “Law enforcement is committed to doing our part to address the tidal wave of illegal drugs coming into our state.”

Cockrell added, “To those trafficking these dangerous drugs in Alaska, know that sooner or later, Alaska’s dedicated Alaska State Troopers and law enforcement officers will eventually catch up with you and hold you accountable for the death and destruction that you have caused our state.”

To listen to the press brief in entirety visit the Alaska State Troopers Facebook page.