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Drug arrest in Juneau

Posted: July 16, 2011 - 9:28pm

The Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) task force along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed search and arrest warrants at the Gastineau Apartments on Franklin Street at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Juneau resident William S. Pittman, 29, was taken into custody on a $10,000 felony arrest warrant for three charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance stemming from a previous investigation conducted earlier in the year involving multiple sales of psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana.

Psilocybin mushrooms are fungi that contain the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and psilocin and are commonly referred to as “shrooms” or “magic mushrooms.”

A search of Pittman’s residence resulted in the seizure of a little over one pound of marijuana, three grams of psilocybin mushrooms, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and more than $6,000 in suspected drug proceeds. Total street value of controlled substances seized over the course of the investigation is estimated at $17,000.

Pittman was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center on three counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance (MICS) in the Third. An additional three charges of MIC-4, and one charge of MICS-3 were forwarded to the Juneau District Attorney’s Office against Pittman.

Pittman was arraigned in Juneau District court before Judge Keith Levy on Friday for three counts of MICS-3.

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