A man is facing a felony charge for giving marijuana to an Unalaska teenager, on the eve of the drug’s legalization in the state.
Marcos Flores, 23, was arrested last week after police got a call from a local parent who said his daughter was in possession of marijuana.
The 16-year-old girl told police that Flores had given her the marijuana, plus a THC concentrate called wax. Police chief Jamie Sunderland says he’s never seen the substance in Unalaska before -- though it's the kind of product that could soon crop up in marijuana shops elsewhere in the state.
A Sand Point man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two children has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars.
James Griffith, 26, was originally facing up to two decades in prison for molesting a seven-year-old boy during a babysitting job back in 2011 -- and for attempting to trade marijuana for sexual favors from a 15-year-old while he was out on release.
Prosecutors agreed to drop several of their charges under a partial plea deal. But they argued that Griffith’s crimes warrant significant jail time.
Two men accused in a fatal fight outside an Unalaska processing plant bunkhouse will go back to trial in April.
A local jury acquitted Leonardo Bongolto, Jr., 37, and Denison Soria, 43, of second-degree murder charges last fall. The pair had been accused of killing fellow processor Jonathan Adams, 55, in a fight outside a Bering Fisheries bunkhouse in 2012.
Police seized Dutch Harbor Asia on May 24. (Courtesy of Patrick Cyr)
State prosecutors have dropped their case against two Unalaskans accused of running a major drug operation out of their home and business. Now, it's up to a federal court to determine the outcome.
Tam Nguyen and Thu McConnell were arrested in May after police tied an alleged heroin sale back to their convenience store.
When officers searched the Dutch Harbor Asia shop and the couple’s home on Biorka Drive, they found one of the biggest caches of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine they had ever seen in Unalaska. The street value was more than $500,000.