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Over $100,000 worth of narcotics seized at Juneau airport for 2nd time in 3 days

During the investigation, officers seized around 3,050 counterfeit oxycodone pills — believed to contain fentanyl — and 68.78 grams of methamphetamine.
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 2:53 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Juneau police made another large drug bust at Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, according to a news release.

Ryan Timothy Lee, 26, and Cole Jacob Ripley, 21, both of Juneau, are charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force made contact with Lee and Ripley as they got off a flight from Seattle to Juneau. The two were believed to be carrying narcotics, police said.

During the investigation, officers seized around 3,050 counterfeit oxycodone pills — believed to contain fentanyl — and 68.78 grams of methamphetamine.

Juneau police said the drugs have an estimated street value of around $103,000.

Lee and Ripley were confined in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

This bust comes just three days after police seized more than $100,000 worth of drugs from a woman coming into Juneau on a flight from Seattle.

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