Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.
Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.
Trooper spokesperson Tim DeSpain says no charges are anticipated against anyone involved in the incident.
Graduation speaker Evita Samuels, 33, “died [Tuesday] at the [Diomede] school where she was staying,” Troopers said Wednesday. Foul play is not suspected.
State, federal and local law enforcement agencies worked to arrest three Nome men who now face felony drug charges related to possessing and distributing heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana, and ethylone.
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the shooting death of a Unalakleet man after investigators say he got in to a “physical altercation” with another man Sunday night.
A Nome man now faces eleven felony drug charges after allegedly selling heroin and methamphetamine to an undercover police officer.
Troopers arrested 56-year-old Thelma Evan in Fairbanks at the end of December for allegedly selling prescription painkillers to a law enforcement officer in Nome this summer.
Troopers charge 29-year-old Chad Jacobson and 28-year-old Joan Miller with selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant in November of last year.
In a December plea bargain, the younger of two boy reached a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a guilty plea to “one consolidated charge” of wanton waste.