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Ketchikan police seize 5.5 pounds of pot

...marijuana.The Ketchikan Daily News reported George B. Friend is charged with four counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance.Police with a search warrant Monday also recovered three chocolate-covered psilocybin (sil-oh-SEYE'-bin) mushrooms...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/ketchikan-police-seize-55-pounds-pot
State
Juneau grand jury indicts six

...of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree for manufacturing...Police officers found 92.28 grams of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine...of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. The charge alleges...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/juneau-grand-jury-indicts-six
Local
Five juvenile escapees indicted on 15 felony charges

...she said. "(The employees) help the juveniles continue education, develop job skills and in some cases counsel on substance abuse and anger management."The Kenai facility, built in 2003, is the newest of the eight juvenile detention centers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-23/five-juvenile-escapees-indicted-15-felo
State
Police seek new leads in Fairbanks fire death

...The chemical found is "commonly found in clothing," Assistant Fire Chief Ernie Misewicz said."Through time, we get substances on our clothing that normal washing doesn't get rid of," he said. "The information from the lab was such that they found...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/police-seek-new-leads-fairbanks-fire-de
State
My Turn: Examining the toxicity of cannibis

While no substance is 100 percent safe...circumstances, some substances are more dangerous...relative danger of one substance verses another.Alcohol...to enjoy a non toxic substance, nor is it the role...government to dictate what substances a person chooses to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-15/my-turn-examining-toxicity-cannibis
Opinion
Munoz a woman of her word

...this community over those years. One of those unfortunate changes is the increased rate of infants born addicted to illicit substances and prescription drugs. My co-workers and I have had increasing struggles dealing with this moral dilemma. There were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/mu%C3%B1oz-woman-her-word
Letters
Letter to the Editor: Munoz is a woman of her word

...this community over those years. One of those unfortunate changes is the increased rate of infants born addicted to illicit substances and prescription drugs. My co-workers and I have had increasing struggles dealing with this moral dilemma. There were...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-03/letter-editor-mu%C3%B1oz-woman-her-wo
Letters
Assembly silent on pot shops

...no" on the ballot measure. Although Jones is one of the more liberal members of the Assembly, he spent his career in substance abuse prevention and treatment."With legalization, it's too easy to get things into the hands of those who shouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/assembly-silent-pot-shops
Local
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...Since the first increase in 2003, CBJ tobacco tax revenue has been specified for service and wellness programs related to substance abuse and tobacco cessation efforts. While the recommendation to use proceeds from smokers to help other smokers quit is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...pot smoking," she said. Lee is pro-legalization and has witnessed through work in the mental health field many cases of substance abuse and addiction.Transparency, according to Lee, is the most important quality of an educator. She referenced teachers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/teacher-feels-ostracized-pot-confession
Local

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