Attempt to smuggle drugs into Southeast Alaska thawrted at airport

    The investigation revealed Gebregiorgis was working with other individuals to illegally bring large quantities of meth and heroin to Ketchikan and other communities in Southeast Alaska.

    The Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan arrested a man on Saturday in the Ketchikan International Airport for two counts of alleged Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

    A joint investigation between the AST Drug Enforcement Unit and Ketchikan Police Department Drug Unit led to the arrest of 34-year-old Washington State resident, Zerisenay Gebregiorgis. The investigation revealed  Gebregiorgis was working with other individuals to illegally bring large quantities of meth and heroin to Ketchikan and other communities in Southeast Alaska.

    The man was taken to Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail and is pending arraignment.

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