Woman indicted on charges of bringing meth into Juneau airport

Anonymous tip leads police to two women on a flight Monday

A Juneau grand jury indicted a woman on charges of second-degree drug misconduct after police found methamphetamine in her bra and pockets on a flight coming into the Juneau International Airport.

Police received an anonymous tip that Stefani Amanda Dennis, 30, and another woman, 29, would be flying to Juneau on a March 19 flight, according to charging documents. JPD officers waited at the airport as the flight came in and spoke with the two women when they landed, the charging documents state.

There are no charges listed for the 29-year-old, according to online court records. During Dennis’ court hearing Friday, Dennis wondered aloud why she was in jail and the other woman was not.

Based on prior information and from speaking with Dennis at the airport, JPD Detective Carl Lundquist obtained a search warrant for Dennis’ person and luggage, he wrote in a report in the charging document. Dennis had 237 gross grams of a white substance that tested positive in the field for methamphetamine, according to charging documents. Lundquist wrote in his report that the amount of 237 grams “is far beyond a personal use amount.”

Dennis said to Lundquist that someone had bought her ticket for her, but she did not state who it was, according to charging documents. Dennis was arraigned in Juneau Superior Court on Friday morning, and Judge Trevor Stephens entered a not guilty plea on Dennis’ behalf.

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