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.
A man and a woman have been arrested in a multi-agency effort to crack down on the sale and distribution of heroin in Nome; a third man has also been charged, but not arrested.
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