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Two more alleged Oxy dealers arrested

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009

The final two people in a trio of alleged OxyContin dealers were arrested Wednesday afternoon a few blocks away from the Juneau Police Department’s headquarters.

Tipsters had told police that Amber Scroggins, 26, and Corey Stephens, 27, were getting around in a “very distinctive” vehicle, police spokesman Sgt. Dave Campbell said. He declined to say what made it distinctive, but did say neither one was its owner.

Narcotics investigators located the distinctive car parked in front of a third party’s trailer home in the 5800 block of Glacier Highway — just down the street from police headquarters in the Lemon Creek area, Campbell said.

Residents initially told police that Scroggins and Stephens weren’t there, but eventually admitted that they were and let police inside, Campbell said. The arrests were otherwise uneventful, Campbell said.

The third part of the trio, 23-year-old Haley Rogers, had turned herself in May 28.

All three were indicted May 22 on various felony drug charges for assisting in or directly selling OxyContin, an opiate-based prescription pain medication, to an undercover police informant. They are facing a total of seven felony counts, of which six carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The seventh count is a lesser felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Court documents state that the sales occurred on March 12, March 13 and April 8; at least one sale took place at a downtown hotel.

Scroggins and Stephens were being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and were arraigned Thursday.

• Contact reporter Jeremy Hsieh at 523-2258 or e-mail jeremy.hsieh@juneauempire.com.



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