Represented by public defender James Ferguson, Michael W. Hahn, Jr., pled not guilty to distributing and possessing heroin. Hahn had his original hearing on Saturday after he was arrested in Nome.
Rayne Aukongak — one of two men recently arrested in Nome on suspicion of distribution and possession of heroin — requested during a preliminary hearing on Monday that his attorney be fired for misrepresentation.
In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Galen Milligrock, 38, faces multiple felony drug charges after investigators found a drug stash off an ATV trail within Nome city limits.
Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.
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.
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.
Yvonne Adkison, 22, and Kevin Beamish, 22, have both pleaded “not guilty” to multiple felony drug charges.