JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed the director of the Alaska State Troopers as acting Public Safety commissioner. Col. Keith Mallard will take over for Joe Masters, who last month announced his resignation after five years as commissioner.
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Southeast Alaska has become a new theater in the war on drugs in recent years, forcing local and state law enforcement to fight a growing insurgency.
FAIRBANKS - A member of an Alaska task force on methamphetamine said the number of illegal manufacturing lab seizures has fallen in three years but the drug remains a problem.
FAIRBANKS - Two men have been charged with growing and harvesting hundreds of marijuana plants in rural interior Alaska, according to state prosecutors.
FAIRBANKS - An elaborate marijuana growing operation at a gold mine near Manley may have been around for more than 20 years, according to prosecutors.
...Erica Durham was charged with felony drugs misconduct and a magistrate set her bail at $25,000. The Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement began investigating the 40-year-old last week, when she allegedly sold Adderall and Sudafed pills...
Two Southeast and Southcentral Alaska residents have been charged with illegally transporting, possessing and selling marine animals. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska said in a release that Raymond P.
Prescription drug and heroin seizures by the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement rose significantly in 2008, according to an annual report by the Alaska State Troopers.
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