BETHEL, Alaska (KTUU) – Seven people were arrested following a drug bust at a Bethel home on Thursday in which authorities seized more than 47 grams of heroin, more than half a pound of crack cocaine, and $64,000 cash.
The raid was part of an ongoing investigation by the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit and the Bethel Police Department that began in late August.
According to a dispatch posted by the Department of Public Safety, investigators were able to identify suspects in the investigation by posing as buyers and making controlled drug purchases.
The investigation led authorities to a house on Atsaq Street where the raid was carried out on Thursday. Troopers say the total street value of drugs seized from the home was estimated at $289,000.
Troopers provided the following list of arrests in a dispatch posted online:
- Shawayne Jenkins, 34, and Ryan Daniels, 39, both of California, were each charged with MICS 2 for possession of more than a gram, MICS 2 for selling within 500 feet of a school, and Conspiracy to commit MICS 2 for working with another defendant to sell heroin. Both are being held in custody and bail set at $500,000 each.
- Eric Kinegak, 34 of Bethel, was charged with two counts of MICS 2 for possessing over a gram of heroin and possessing within 500 feet of a school, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and MICS 4.
- Anthony Washington Sr., 57 of Bethel, was charged with two counts of Conspiracy to commit MICS 2, one being for drug sales within 500 feet of a school and MICS 3 for maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold. Washington is in custody and bail is set at $150,000.
- Anthony Washington Jr., 30 of Bethel, was charged with MICS 2 for twice selling heroin within 500 feet of a school, two counts for Conspiracy to sell heroin, MICS 3 X 2, and MICS 4.
- Melissa Beans, 36 of Bethel, was charged with MICS 2 Conspiracy for selling heroin within 500 feet of a school, and MICS 4. She is being held in custody and bail is set at $150,000.
- Albert Cleveland, 30 of Quinhagak, was charged with PTRP for violating his parole conditions. He remains in custody and being held with no bail.