From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #2023-00000012
On 02/15/2023, members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) task force, learned that a man was traveling to Juneau, from Washington, on the M/V Columbia, who was believed to be carrying a large quantity of methamphetamine.
On 02/17/2023, at about 7:00 a.m., the M/V Columbia stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska. SEACAD contacted 43-year-old Oregon resident Michael D. Davis, who was suspected of transporting the methamphetamine. A search warrant was obtained for Davis' stateroom and approximately twenty pounds of methamphetamine was located in several individually wrapped containers.
On 02/18/2023, at about 6:00 a.m., SEACAD delivered the packages to their intended destination, at the AMHS Ferry terminal in Juneau, where it was picked up by 60-year-old Juneau resident, Rodney A. Brown. Upon obtaining the packages, SEACAD contacted Rodney Brown and detained him on suspicion of drug trafficking.
During the course of the investigation, SEACAD served a search warrant on Rodney Brown's residence, located in the 2500 block of Vista Drive. Rodney Brown's wife, 59-year-old Juneau resident, Nanette C. Brown, was contacted by SEACAD and identified as a suspect in this case. During the search, an additional 946 grams of methamphetamine, 150 fentanyl pills, and approximately $70, 000 in cash were located. Additionally, nine firearms were found at the residence.
Michael D. Davis was taken to the Ketchikan Correctional Center and lodged on one count of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the Third Degree, a class B felony.
Rodney A. Brown and Nanette C. Brown were both placed under arrest and taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on the charges of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the Third Degree, a class B felony, and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 2nd degree, a class B felony.
The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of approximately $1,100,000.
SEACAD, Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, is a regional task force comprised of municipal police departments from Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Hoonah, Wrangel, 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.