Juneau police seized $2 million in drugs in 2013

Jan 17, 2014 -- 1:30pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau police say they seized almost $2 million in illegal street drugs in 2013. The Juneau Empire says heroin seized decreased slightly while the amount of Oxycontin and methamphetamine that were seized increased. Lt. Kris Sell says she believes Oxycontin is making a comeback. Last year, 969 pills were seized, more than the usage in the peak years of 2010 and 2011, when about 927 pills were seized each of those years. In Alaska, police and troopers are required to record their statistics and provide the information to the state Department of Public Safety, which presents the data to lawmakers. Sell says Juneau police also worked with federal partners last year to intercept drugs from Washington state en route to Juneau.

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