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Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit Teams

The Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team (AAIT) is a multi-jurisdictional task force based out of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, sponsored by the Alaska State Troopers. The AAIT is responsible for investigations that involve drug trafficking into the State of Alaska as well as around the State at various ports of entry to include passengers and luggage arriving at airport terminals; packages, and cargo shipped through parcel delivery services; and commercial cargo carriers. The AAIT is comprised of members of the Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Airport Police, North Slope Borough Police, Sand Point Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alaska National Guard Counterdrug Support Program.  The AAIT works very closely with all Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies in southcentral Alaska.

Anchorage tip line:   (907) 243-3673 or (800) 478-3325
Anchorage fax line:  (907) 243-5907

The Fairbanks Area-wide Narcotics Team is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that works to combat drug trafficking and distribution in the Interior Alaska region, but also reaches as far north as Barrow and east to the Canadian border. The Fairbanks team includes members of the Alaska State Troopers, Fairbanks Police and North Pole Police.  The Fairbanks team works closely with other investigative units including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, United State Marshals, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and all other military, state and local agencies. 

Tip Line:   (907) 374-3761
Fax Line:  (907) 374-3772

Fairbanks Crime Stoppers: (907) 456-2583
Fax: (907) 474-7377

The Mat-Su Drug Enforcement team focuses on drug investigations within the Matanuska-Susitna region to include Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Glennallen, Valdez, and Cordova. The Mat-Su Drug team works closely with the uniformed patrol section of the Alaska State Troopers to educate, train, and support efforts related to drug enforcement. The Mat-Su Drug team also lends support the Palmer Police Department and Wasilla Police Department with drug investigations. Additionally, the Mat-Su Drug Enforcement team works many joint investigations with the Anchorage Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

Tip Line:   (907) 373-0705
Fax Line:  (907) 373-1414
Mat-Su Crime Stoppers: (907) 745-3333

Tips regarding the Mat-Su Valley can also be submitted online with Crime Stoppers at:
http://www.matsu-crimestoppers.org/index.aspx

Follow Mat-Su Crime Stoppers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatsuCrimeStoppers

The Southcentral Area-wide Narcotics (SCAN) team primarily focuses on illegal drug investigations throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The team is comprised of members of the Alaska State Troopers and the Kenai Police Department.  Communities within SCAN's area of responsibility include Whittier, Seldovia, Homer, Soldotna, Kenai, Girdwood, and Seward. The team is dedicated to working closely with Federal law enforcement agencies as well as the local police departments in these communities and uniformed patrol units of the Alaska State Troopers, to educate and support their efforts in drug enforcement.

Soldotna Dispatch:  (907) 262-4453

Kenai Crime Stoppers: (800) 478-HALT(4258)

Tips regarding the Kenai Peninsula can also be submitted online with Crime Stoppers at: www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com

 

Follow Peninsula Crime Stoppers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peninsula-Crimestoppers/376358212392228

The Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs Task Force (SEACAD) is a pro-active task force whose primary goal is to reduce illegal drug trafficking in Southeast Alaska. SEACAD provides investigative support to Petersburg, Wrangell, Craig, Klawock, Yakutat, Juneau, Hoonah, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Cordova, and Ketchikan police departments. SEACAD is based on a cooperative agreement in which all southeast Alaska cities, the Alaska State Troopers and Federal law enforcement partners have agreed to pool resources and collaborate to combat drug trafficking and distribution anywhere in Southeast Alaska.  SEACAD has full-time investigative personnel located in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Petersburg. Due to Southeast Alaska's relative proximity to Canada and the contiguous 48 United States, SEACAD has developed excellent working relationships with several other State and International agencies in an effort to interdict illegal drugs flowing into Southeast Alaska.

Juneau AST Tip Line:         (907) 465-6305
Juneau AST Fax Line:         (907) 465-6307

Tips regarding the Southeast Alaska can also be submitted online with The Juneau Crime Line at: http://juneaucrimeline.com/

 

Follow Juneau Crime Line on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Juneau-Crime-Line/197911842038

Ketchikan AST Tip Line:       (907) 228-4020
Fax:                                         (907) 247-7338
Ketchikan Crime Stoppers: (907) 225-2583 FAX (907) 247-6631

Follow Ketchikan Crime Stoppers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ketchikan-Crime-Stoppers/453693661323113

 

Petersburg Crime Stoppers: (907) 772-7463 FAX (907) 772-3504
Sitka Crime Line:                     (907) 747-8980 FAX (907) 747-1075

The primary area of responsibility for the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT) includes the Kotzebue, Nome, Bethel, Dillingham, Kodiak, the Aleutian Chain, and their surrounding villages. Due to the vast number of local option communities in Western Alaska, a significant portion of this team's focus is on illegal alcohol enforcement. They target drug traffickers and illegal alcohol bootleggers through undercover operations and interdictions. Alcohol shipped to and/or purchased in regional hubs such as Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue, or Dillingham is then illegally distributed to nearby communities which have voted to restrict alcohol in some manner by banning the importation, sale and/or possession of alcohol under the local option laws of Alaska.

The WAANT unit consists of members of the Alaska State Troopers, Kotzebue Police, Bethel Police, and Kodiak Police. The most common methods of importing illegal alcohol and drugs into rural communities are via the U.S. Postal Service, local airlines, and cargo carriers. Because much of the illegal alcohol and drugs being distributed in rural Alaska are shipped through the U.S. mail, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducts interdictions with direct support from AST. These efforts consist of personnel monitoring packages en route to outlying villages and communities through U.S.Postal facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome, and Dillingham. Suspicious packages are brought to the attention of the U.S. Postal Inspectors, who then decide the best course of action to investigate the shipment. Cross deputation of the WAANT investigators by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has been in place since 2007. This cross deputation has given WAANT investigators additional authority when conducting investigations involving U.S. Mail parcels containing alcohol.

Anchorage tip line:   (907) 243-3673 or (800) 478-3325
Anchorage fax line:  (907) 243-5907

Bethel tip line:          (800) 478-9112
Bethel fax line:         (907) 543-0463

 

Kotzebue tip line:     (800) 789-3222
Kotzebue fax line:    (907) 442-3221

 

Nome tip line:           (800) 443-2835
Nome fax line:          (907) 443-5840