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1/31/2018 DPS PR# 18-007

Methamphetamine Seized at the Ketchikan Airport

On 01/29/2018, Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan contacted Peter Joey Riveranieves, age 24 of California, at the Inter Island Ferry Authority in Ketchikan prior to him boarding a ferry destined for Prince of Wales Island. A duffle bag Riveranieves was in possession of was seized pursuant a search warrant and Riveranieves was released from the scene.  After a search warrant was obtained, 51 grams of methamphetamine, $2826 in cash US currency, and items indicative of drug distribution were seized from the duffle bag.
 
On 01/30/2018, Riveranieves was arrested at the Ketchikan International Airport just prior to boarding a flight for Seattle.  Riveranieves was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.  The estimated street value of the methamphetamine in Ketchikan is $30,000.  Troopers from the Ketchikan Post, AST K9 Misty, and the Ketchikan Airport Police assisted with the investigation.

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K9 Misty at the Ketchikan International Airport

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