A man traveling to a rural area in Alaska never made it to his destination. An incident recently occurred at an airport that brought his travel plans to a halt. The man was taken into police custody and has since been accused of drug and weapons crimes.
Police say they discovered substantial amounts of controlled substances in the man’s luggage at the Anchorage International Airport. Investigators estimated the value of the alleged drugs to be more than $55,000. The man was reportedly carrying a handgun in his carry-on baggage, along with substances that investigators apparently believe are heroin and meth.
From the airport to the Anchorage Correctional Complex
It’s unclear why investigators opened the man’s luggage at the airport. None of those details were included in a report of the incident. However, after the baggage search, police took the man into custody and transported him to the Anchorage Correctional Complex. A resident of Anchorage, the 29-year-old was being held without bail.
Every defendant has an opportunity to present a defense
When Alaska police make an arrest regarding drug or weapons charges, it is common for the accused individual to request legal representation right away. Meeting with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest increases the chances of achieving a positive resolution. It can take weeks or months to fully adjudicate a case involving drug or firearms charges, and it is much less stressful to navigate the criminal justice system when one has a legal advocate protecting his or her legal rights at every stage of the process.