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Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport

January 14, 2019

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A rural southeast Alaska man suspected of carrying methamphetamine was arrested at the Ketchikan airport.

Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Stanley Lynch of Hollis was carrying 159 grams of meth when he was arrested at about 5 p.m. Friday.

Hollis is a village on the east side of Prince of Wales Island.

Troopers say the street value in Ketchikan of the seized methamphetamine is about $50,000.

Troopers contacted Lynch with the assistance of a drug dog. Troopers say Lynch tried to discard the drugs when he was contacted.

Lynch is charged with drug misconduct and evidence tampering.

Officers with the Craig Police Department assisted with the arrest.

Lynch is represented by the Alaska Public Defender’s Office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.