INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Drug Arrest at Harris Harbor
Date: 2022-06-07
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #220602-008
Summary:

On 05/31/2022, members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) task force, located a suspicious parcel being shipped to Juneau in the mail, from Arizona. A search warrant to open the package was obtained and it was determined to contain 134 grams of methamphetamine, 40 grams of heroin and 264 grams (approximately 2640 pills) of counterfeit oxycodone, suspected to contain fentanyl.

On 06/06/2022, SEACAD delivered the package to its intended destination, a P.O. Box in downtown Juneau. The package was picked up by 55-year-old Juneau resident, Luis Guillermo Arce and brought back to a boat in Harris Harbor. Upon opening the package, Arce was contacted by SEACAD task force officers and detained.

Arce was later taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held on the following charges;

  • Two counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, a class A felony offense
  • Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony offense
  • Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony offense

The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of approximately $107,200.

SEACAD, Southeast Alaska Cities against Drugs, is a regional taskforce comprised of municipal police departments from Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Hoonah, Wrangell, Craig and Yakutat, the Alaska State Troopers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Coast Guard Investigative Service. Together, they work to investigate drug importation and distribution in the Southeast Alaska region.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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