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Appellate court denies appeal from man convicted of drug, weapons misconduct

Posted: April 14, 2013 - 12:08am

The Alaska Court of Appeals Friday upheld the convictions for a man found guilty of drug and weapons misconduct for selling methamphetamine to a police informant in Juneau and then later buying a gun from the informant.

A jury convicted Alexander K. Bearden, now 28, of those offenses in 2010, and he appealed, saying the warrants that authorized recordings of conversations between himself and the informant were not supported by probable cause. Bearden also argued the recording of the gun-drug transaction exceeded the scope of the warrant.

The appellate court rejected those claims in a memorandum opinion and judgment (MOJ) and affirmed his convictions.

Read more about the case here: http://list.state.ak.us/soalists/ak-slip-opinions/a/2013-04/00000157.htm.

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

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