From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #2023-00000006
On 02/23/2023, at about 11:30 p.m., members of the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) task force, contacted two airline passengers at the Juneau International Airport, who were believed to be carrying narcotics as they traveled from Seattle to Juneau. The passengers, 43-year-old Juneau resident Max Heinz Tarquino and 19-year-old Juneau resident Sabrina Lordess Jeter, were contacted as they exited the plane.
During the investigation, officers located approximately 5,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills, believed to contain fentanyl, in Tarquino and Jeter's luggage.
The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of approximately $150,000.
Tarquino and Jeter were placed under arrest and taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. They were both held on two counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree, a class A felony
SEACAD, Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, is a regional task force 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.