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Woman indicted for possessing heroin at Juneau airport

Posted: November 19, 2012 - 2:42am

A woman police say carried $110,000 worth of heroin on a plane from Seattle to Juneau has been indicted.

A grand jury in Juneau handed up the indictment for Jessica L. Beck, 25, on Friday.

The indictment charges Beck with one count of second-degree drug misconduct for allegedly knowingly possessing any amount of heroin with the intent to manufacture or deliver it.

That’s a class ‘A’ felony that can be punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

The case will be heard in Juneau Superior Court and is assigned to Judge Philip Pallenberg.

Police said in an earlier release that Beck was a Juneau resident. She was arrested at Juneau International Airport by the Juneau Police Department Metro Drug Unit and FBI agents on Nov. 8.

Police executed a search warrant and found 111 grams of a substance that field tested positive for heroin, the release stated.

The substance was sent to the Alaska Crime Lab in Anchorage to confirm what the substance was and its exact weight. Police estimated its street value was approximately $110,000.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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