Alaska: man linked to marijuana shipments

Posted by Stoney on January 23, 2013 in Alaska Hemp, News |

The Associated Press

Posted:   01/16/2013 04:31:28 PM PST

 

BARROW, Alaska—A 31-year-old Barrow man is accused of being involved in large shipments of marijuana mailed to the P.O. box assigned to a local college where he worked.Elekana Saga Aina was arrested Tuesday in Barrow after an 18-month investigation. He is charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance and is being held on $150,000 bail.

North Slope Police say Aina allegedly was involved in several shipments of marijuana ranging from three- to-23 pounds.

Police say a post office box assigned Ilisagvik (Ill-IH’-sag-vick) College was used. Police Chief Leon Boyea (BOY’-eh) says Aina had been employed at the college as support staff.

Police say $114,000 in cash deposits were made by several people, mostly at a local Wells Fargo branch, and appear to have colluded with Aina.

More arrests are expected.

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