Charges filed in meth seizure

Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010

FAIRBANKS- Alaska State Troopers investigating a report of a dead moose in Fairbanks discovered a stockpile of methamphetamine.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 25-year-old Kent A. Johnson of North Pole has been charged with drugs and weapons misconduct in a case that stretches back to the summer of 2006.

Charging documents say troopers called out on the moose report found Johnson sleeping in a vehicle stopped in the middle of the Parks Highway. Inside, they found methamphetamine valued at $36,000 along with a pistol, rifle and shotgun.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says issues with evidence can often postpone charging suspects for months or years. She says the involvement of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration might have also caused the delay.

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