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3 Juneauites arrested on felony drug charges

Posted: December 4, 2011 - 1:10am

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, with the assistance of the Juneau Police Department, made three drug-related arrests in Juneau on Thursday, two of which were at a residence located on the same street as the JPD headquarters.

According to an Alaska Bureau of Investigation statement, one Juneau woman, Nicole Jean Clayton, 19, was suspected of selling methamphetamine and was arrested on felony charges at about 4:55 p.m. Thursday following a two-month long SEACAD and JPD investigation. She was charged with three counts of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance at her arrest at a residence in the 6200 block of Alaway Avenue in the valley, a stretch of road less than a mile long that also houses JPD headquarters.

Also arrested at the residence was Danielle Cashen, 46, of Juneau, for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for violating conditions of release from a previous JPD Drug Enforcement Unit investigation involving charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second, third and fourth degrees, according to the statement.

Both were taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail and were scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Agents from the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Services assisted executing the search warrant on Thursday.

SEACAD, with JPD’s assistance, had conducted multiple controlled buys of methamphetamine from Clayton over the span of the past two months, the statement read. The charges levied against Clayton are all class ‘B’ felonies that carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $100,000. Cashen could face a maximum prison sentence of five years and a maximum fine of $50,000 for the charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class ‘C’ felony.

About 20 minutes before apprehending Clayton and Cashen, SEACAD, JPD and Investigative Services arrested Christopher Waterhouse, 25, in the downtown Juneau area for two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one charge of second-degree attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance. The charges stemmed from SEACAD conducting controlled buys of heroin from Waterhouse, a statement said. He was taken to LCCC and also scheduled for arraignment on Friday.

Second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance is a class ‘A’ felony with a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and maximum fine of $250,000.

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