DRUGS

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A series of overdoses in Unalaska last month, including one fatality, has led to the arrests of two Oregon men on federal drug charges.

Both Michael Hindman and Chopper Ellingsworth pleaded not guilty last week to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine through the U.S. Postal Service.

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Unalaska police are investigating a fatal heroin overdose that killed a 26-year-old fisherman last month.

Interim Police Chief John Lucking said Per Nyhammer, of Bothell, Washington, was found unresponsive in a room at the Grand Aleutian Hotel on Oct. 16.

"We lost a young man who was a fisherman and a long-term person in the community who'd come in and out," said Lucking. "Facts and circumstances seem to indicate that this might have been an overdose from a self-induced drug consumption."

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Two more people have been charged in connection with Sand Point's recent fentanyl overdoses, one resulting in the death of a 26-year-old woman from King Cove.

Eileen Dushkin, 36, and Darrin Karlsen, 28, both of Sand Point, were indicted last week on charges of manslaughter and second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, which are class A felonies.

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A former UniSea employee is facing drug charges for possessing and selling crystal meth in Unalaska.

Angel Alonso, 31, was arrested July 29 at the fish processing plant's galley. Police officers were there on an unrelated disturbance call when they said they noticed the Fresno, California man behaving strangely.

"He voluntarily allowed them to search his person," said Interim Police Chief John Lucking. "On his person, they found what ended up being two ounces of crystal methamphetamine."

Alaska State Troopers

A Sand Point man was sentenced Monday for distributing drugs and other crimes committed on bail.

Christian Anderson-Nutt pleaded guilty to a class A felony charge for distributing methamphetamine and heroin, as well as separate charges for fourth-degree assault and driving under the influence.

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