APD Officers Arrest Drug Suppliers in West Anchorage
Anchorage Police Department
February 25, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Castro
APD Public Information Officer
Subject: APD Officers Arrest Drug Suppliers in West Anchorage
While conducting community drug surveillance on Thursday, February 20, 2014, Anchorage Police officers working undercover discovered a male in possession of heroin and methamphetamine. When the male subject was taken into custody, he chose to work with police as an informant in a drug bust.
The following day, the informant assisted APD officers with catching a known drug supplier in West Anchorage. APD’s Special Assignment Unit, with the assistance of the CAP team and the FBI, coordinated a controlled drug buy between the informant and the supplier. After the drug deal was completed, officers obtained a search warrant for the supplier’s residence and subsequently arrested the supplier, identified as 35-year-old Timothy Edwards. Edwards was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance (MICS) in the third degree, Misconduct Involving Weapons in the second degree and Driving with a Revoked License. A female, 51-year-old Michele Alto, who was also identified as a drug supplier in the deal was arrested and charged with MICS in the third degree and MICS in the fourth degree.
After conducting a search of the home, police seized 10 firearms from the residence, two of which have been confirmed to be stolen. Officers are investigating to determine if the other seized firearms are reported stolen. In total, police seized approximately an ounce and a half of crystal meth and several grams of heroin during the drug bust.
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