Authorities seize over $19,000 in illegal drugs

    Klawock, Alaska (KINY) - A joint operation by Craig Police and Alaska State Troopers led to the arrest of Loretta Mortell, 54, of Klawock Thursday.

    Troopers and Craig Police served search warrants on B Street in Klawock and seized over 40 grams of methamphetamine, over 20 grams of heroin and $10,000 in suspected drug cash.

    Mortell faces charges of misconduct involving controlled substances in the second degree and misconduct involving controlled substances in the third degree.

    She was held at the Craig Jail to await a court appearance.

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