Drug Seizure Dashboard

October 2019 – December 2019 SDEU Drug Statistics

View the archive with year-to-date totals here.
Substance Seized October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
Heroin 416.8 3,355.99 1,414.61
Cocaine 49.10 36.31 15.00
Methamphetamine 794.38 745.94 2,014.74
Alcohol (liters) 229.00 131.80 243.95
Other 190.70 51.00 221.37
*Seized amounts are in grams unless otherwise noted.
*Other Includes drugs such as mushrooms, hash oil, LSD, etc.


December 2019 SDEU K-9 Drug Statistics

SDEU K9s work on AST cases, but also assist other law enforcement agencies across the state in identifying illicit substances. Expanding their use and increasing the number of drug detection K9s are key items on the Public Safety Action Plan. These numbers represent the total amount of substances seized by SDEU K9s across Alaska.
Substance Seized Total Amount
Heroin 545.6
Cocaine 0.00
Methamphetamine 119.8
US Currency $92,586.00
*Seized amounts are in grams unless otherwise noted.



Spotlight on K9 Balu - AST

K9 Balu-Mocha is a 3 year old Belgain Malinois and began his career with AST  in May of 2017. K9 Balu has primarily been assigned to SDEU, working with a DEA Task Force Officer before being assigned to the Anchorage Airport Interdiction team under the newly formed HIDTA. To date K9 Balu has been responsible for the seizure of: 19.9 kilos of cocaine, 14.6 kilos of heroin, 20.8 kilos of methamphetamine, 9.9 kilos of other drugs, $385,000 cash, $1,327,000 in forfeited assets, and 30 firearms. When K9 Balu isn’t working, he likes to spend time playing with his two Boston Terrier brothers and playing fetch.

Updated: January 17, 2020