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Police seize meth, weapons


November 9, 2017

Haines Borough Police found 19 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after searching the vehicle of a man charged with domestic violence assault in the parking lot outside the Haines Quick Shop.

On Oct. 29 police responded to a report of a dispute between a man and a woman in the parking lot.

Police searched the man’s vehicle where they found the meth, along with a loaded handgun magazine, “two loaded pistols in the center console and a loaded AR 15 style assault rifle in the back seat,” according to the probable cause statement.

Police interviewed the woman, the suspect’s ex-wife, who said the man tackled, kicked and punched her multiple times and pulled “a large amount of her hair from her head,” the probable cause statement says.

The woman had discoloring on her ribs and back, scrapes on her knees and fresh red marks on her scalp, the statement says.

A witness said they saw the man tackle the woman, but did not see him strike her.

The woman said her ex-husband’s vehicle was full of personal belongings and she believed he was skipping town to avoid previous charges related to the hit and run of the Delta Western truck last summer.

The suspect was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in that case.

The man was arraigned in Haines District Court on Oct. 30.

A search warrant for the vehicle was executed on Oct. 31. Charges related to the drugs and paraphernalia found are pending, Police Chief Heath Scott said.


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