Is There a Drug Cabal in Southeast? How Does a Hollis Man Get 159 Grams of Meth? - P.O.W. Report

Monday, January 14, 2019

Is There a Drug Cabal in Southeast? How Does a Hollis Man Get 159 Grams of Meth?



Location: Ketchikan SDEU
AK19002661
Type: MICS 2; Evidence Tampering
Dispatch Text:

On 01/11/19, at approximately 1700 hours, the Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan with the assistance of K-9 Misty contacted Stanley Lynch (age 50 of Hollis) at the Ketchikan International Airport. Investigation revealed that Lynch was in possession of approximately 159 gross grams of methamphetamine, which he tried to discard during the contact. Lynch was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, and was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment on 01/12/19. The street value of the methamphetamine in Ketchikan is approximately $50,000. Officers with the Craig Police Department and Patrol Troopers from the Ketchikan and Craig Posts assisted with the investigation.

To conceptualize, Lynch was in possession of about one and a half sticks of butter worth of meth.


The obvious question is how did he come in contact with such a high amount of meth? For those that may not know Lynch (and I will editorialize here) he was more or less a vagrant with no JOB on Prince of Wales and while rumors that he was a drug pusher on POW has persisted for years nothing was done about it until recently. Why? Prince of Wales much like Ketchikan is a small community where everyone knows everyone's dark secrets and yet somehow drug abuse is rampant. Why?

Are there cooks in the area that push these drugs or are they imported? I don't know, my suspicion is that it's the former. What I do know is that family and friends protect people like Lynch from facing consequences and in turn they are implicit in hurting dozens if not hundreds of sons and daughters in our communities. We should be ashamed and living in the community of Hollis i'm ashamed for not saying anything either.

Then again, everyone knows and saying something to the cops doesn't work because the cops already know and are ham-strung by legalities and aren't able to do anything without direct proof. So, how do we solve the issue of rampant drug pushing and drug use?

Social Ostracism?

Public Shame?

I don't believe those tactics have been tried in decades because everyone is afraid of hurting the 'feelings' of others. Until, we are able to publicly call out those in our communities who routinely break the law and use illegal drugs these types of stories will continue to happen.

Police and Troopers can only do so much. They are understaffed, under-paid, constantly attacked by the press and the focus of legislative budget battles that immediately cut funding to officers during recessions. It's time we help the officers (who often have the thankless job of keeping our streets safe and keeping order) by doing our part and becoming vocal when we see criminal activity being done by our friends and family.

POW Report would like to thank the enforcement personnel in Southeast Alaska for their hard work and as a community it's time we realize, Enough is Enough.


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3 comments:

  1. Nice article, its time we the people make a stand Yes.

    I do feel there is something to be said for those that get put right back on the street in less than a month for sharing any info they may have. The justice system should look into some new routes at how they decide to handle these situations, rather than Publicly letting everyone know the pushers and then putting them back out there. More rehab & detox please.

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    1. Thank you, the fact this article exploded on the interwebz is proof that people have had enough.

      "The justice system should look into some new routes at how they decide to handle these situations"

      If the justice system won't, then the mob will. We always believe that we are immune to history, yet as public funds dwindle and problems aren't solved by the government, the people will innevitably rise up--as is witnessed by the Yellow Vest riots in France

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  2. Thank you, the fact this article exploded on the interwebz is proof that people have had enough.

    "The justice system should look into some new routes at how they decide to handle these situations"

    If the justice system won't, then the mob will. We always believe that we are immune to history, yet as public funds dwindle and problems aren't solved by the government, the people will innevitably rise up--as is witnessed by the Yellow Vest riots in France

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