Suspected crack house closed in Fairbanks

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FAIRBANKS - Authorities in Fairbanks have closed a suspected crack house.

The closure came after a raid last week by police and Alaska State Troopers on a Mercier Street home as part of a 14-month investigation.

Authorities said the raid initially was thought to involve marijuana.

Avery Thompson, an investigator with the state Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement, did not say how much crack cocaine was seized. Drug distribution tools, including digital scales, and a dozen weapons also were seized. A small amount of marijuana also was found, but no plants, he said.

Martin Avery, 52, is being held on a felony drug charge. Authorities said a 17-year-old was also implicated.

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