Juneau search turns up heroin, pot

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2001

The Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a man Thursday afternoon after a search of his home turned up narcotics and more than 30 marijuana plants.

Eric L. Pavitt, 44, was charged with three felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance after SEANET, the Juneau Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service Inspector's Office searched Pavitt's house on Gee Street about 4 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers went into the house and found four grams of heroin, two marijuana growing areas and over 10 opium-based pain patches, according to a SEANET press release.

Such pain patches are applied to the skin, dispensing opium on a time-release system, said Sgt. Steve Hernandez of SEANET. Though they can be prescribed by a doctor for pain, they are considered a controlled substance. Pavitt did not have a prescription for them, Hernandez said.

Further, authorities said they found 31 marijuana plants between 4 and 5 feet tall, along with packaged marijuana and about $10,000 in cash.

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