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Troopers Report 4/24-5/10


AK Bureau of Investigation

  • Date: 4/28/2022 11:24:31 AM 
Location: Southcentral & Southeast Alaska 
Type: Fentanyl Seizure & Investigation 

Dispatch Text:
April 28, 2022 (Anchorage, AK)— Two Alaska High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Taskforces seized over $356,000 worth of illegal narcotics in Southeast Alaska and Southcentral Alaska this week. The two seizures are among the largest fentanyl seizures in Alaska history.
On April 26, 2022, at approximately 2:00 pm investigators with the Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team (AAIT) were notified of a suspicious parcel at a commercial shipping facility. Investigators responded and seized approximately 2,700 counterfeit M30 fentanyl pills in a parcel addressed to an Alaska residence. Investigators identified persons of interest associated with the parcel and after receiving a search warrant contacted three individuals at a Wasilla residence. 40-year-old Redlands, California resident Tyrone Hampton and 37-year-old Mesa, Arizona resident Charles Holyfield were both arrested on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree for their part in the interstate trafficking of the seized counterfeit fentanyl pills. 24-year-old Ontario, California resident Lawrence McGirt II was also arrested on multiple extraditable warrants out of California during the operation. All three were remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial. The street value of these counterfeit pills in the Mat-Su Valley is estimated to be over $100,000.
On April 27, 2022, at approximately 12:00 pm, investigators with the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) taskforce were notified of a suspected parcel enroute to Craig, Alaska containing suspected narcotics. Investigators tracked the parcel to a residence in Klawock and seized 2,000 counterfeit M30 fentanyl pills and 453 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators arrested 39-year-old Craig resident Cicely Tupou, 43-year-old Hydaburg resident Shanteh Carle, and 44-year-old Klawock resident Donald Yates on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Third Degree for their part in the trafficking of the seized narcotics. Investigators also arrested 40-year-old Hydaburg resident Alva Peratrovich for a Probation Violation. All four were remanded to the Craig Jail. The estimated street value on Prince of Wales Island for the counterfeit pills is approximately $200,000 and the estimated street value of the methamphetamine is approximately $67,900.
“Disrupting the sale, trafficking, and distribution of illegal narcotics in Alaska is a top priority of the State of Alaska, Alaska Department of Public Safety, and our many law enforcement partners across the state,” said Colonel Bryan Barlow, Director of the Alaska State Troopers and Vice Chair of the Alaska HIDTA Executive Board. “The Alaska HIDTA partnership and our regional task forces are constantly working together to find and arrest those that deal drugs, death, and disaster in Alaska. Illegal narcotics, especially fentanyl have a widespread negative impact on Alaskans in every corner of our state. We are committed to doing our part to change that.”
In 2022, during the months of January, February, and March the statewide HIDTA initiative including the Alaska State Troopers seized 1,906 pills containing fentanyl and 1,244.42 grams of fentanyl. During all of 2021 the statewide HIDTA initiative including the Alaska State Troopers seized 7,310 pills containing fentanyl and approximately 612.16 grams of fentanyl.  
The Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team, or AAIT, focuses on drug interdictions at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. AAIT is comprised of members of the Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Airport Police, Anchorage Police Department, North Slope Borough Police, Sand Point Police, and US Postal Inspection Service. Together, they work to investigate drug importation and distribution that involves the Anchorage airport system.
SEACAD, Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, is a regional taskforce comprised of municipal police departments from Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Hoonah, Wrangell, Craig and Yakutat, the Alaska State Troopers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Coast Guard Investigative Service. Together, they work to investigate drug importation and distribution in the Southeast Alaska region.

Location: Ketchikan 

Date: 4/26/2022 2:54:33 PM 

Type: Warrant Arrest 

Dispatch Text:
AST contacted Bonnie Abbott who had an outstanding warrant (1KE-21-00551CR) for her arrest. Bonnie was remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center without incident. 

Location: Ketchikan

Type: Violate Conditions of Release

Dispatch Text:
On April 26th AST was contacted in regards to Timothy Jurczak violating his Court ordered Conditions of Release in relation to a crime of Domestic Violence. AST Contacted Timothy and after investigation he was placed under arrest for 3 counts of Violating Conditions of Release. Timothy was transported to Ketchikan Correctional Center where he was held without bail. 

Date: 4/28/2022 11:38:49 PM

Location: Ketchikan

Type: MICS 2nd Degree, VCOR

Dispatch Text:
On 04/27/2022 at about 2102 hours, the Saxman VPSO and the Alaska State Troopers responded to Saxman Seaport after receiving a report of trespassers who were reportedly staying on a boat in the Saxman Seaport parking lot and did not have permission to be on the property.  Occupants found inside a boat were both detained at the scene. Subsequent investigation revealed with the assistance of K-9 Misty and after completion of a search warrant that Lakota Hilburn, age 24 of Ketchikan and George Peratrovich, age 36 of Hydaburg were in possession of 179 counterfeit M30 fentanyl pills, drug paraphernalia, and $16,507 in US Currency. Both Hilburn and Peratrovich were ultimately arrested by the Saxman VPSO for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree. Further investigation revealed that Peratrovich was also actively on conditions of release set by the Ketchikan Courthouse reference the original charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree. Lakota Hilburn was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with no bail. Peratrovich was arrested for Misconduct Involving a controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree and VCOR and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with no bail. The estimated street value of the seized Fentanyl pills is $17,900.

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