Feds: Hells Angels member charged after discovery of more than 12 pounds of meth

Law enforcement seized evidence Aug. 10 from a storage unit in the back yard of 11801 Old...
Law enforcement seized evidence Aug. 10 from a storage unit in the back yard of 11801 Old Seward Highway. The property and address are one of two locations named in federal search warrants as part of an ongoing investigation into meth dealing in Anchorage. (KTUU)
Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 3:47 PM AKDT
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Federal charges were filed Monday against two Anchorage residents — including a purported Hells Angels member — after a joint task force uncovered more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine and some $25,000 in cash during a raid on Friday.

According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, a search conducted on a South Anchorage apartment occupied by Charles "Pup" Phillips and Lois Latrilla Phillips turned up 120.9 grams of what investigators report tested positive for methamphetamine. Authorities also discovered $24,924 in cash, digital scales, psilocybin mushrooms,various pills, needles, and baggies, all believed to be used for the distribution of narcotics.

Law enforcement simultaneously conducted a search of a commercial dog kennel and dog day care center located at 11801 Old Seward Hwy., where Charles and Lois Phillips had been observed by investigators accessing a CONEX shipping container behind the property.

A search of the CONEX found 5,581 grams - approximately 12 pounds - of a substance that also tested positive for methamphetamine. Documents show another digital scale and a "pay/owe ledger" — containing dollar values and drug quantities — were discovered as well, in addition to documents and photo identification of the accused.

Charles Phillips was on supervised release at the time of his arrest, stemming from a previous federal conviction in Anchorage for possession of a controlled substance. Before that, he also recorded a State of Alaska felony conviction for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance.

Charles "Pup" Phillips and Lois Latrilla Phillips face charges of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing detectable amounts of methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney's Office was not immediately available for comment Monday.