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Undercover Operation Leads To Multiple Meth-Related Arrests In Unalaska

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska's police department is cracking down on methamphetamine.

A press release says for three months, officers have worked to identity local distribution networks using confidential informants and undercover officers.

During the operation, officers obtained methamphetamine from eight individuals.

In a two day sweep, five people were arrested. Another individual was in police custody on unrelated charges. The department expects to make two additional arrests.

Charges against the eight defendants include possession or a controlled substance, distribution of controlled substance, and illegal possession of firearms. 

Zoë Sobel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2019. She returned to KUCB after a year living in Nepal and Malaysia as a Luce Scholar. She then returned to KUCB as a ProPublica reporter August of 2020 through August of 2021.