Police seize half-million dollars of drugs in Ketchikan bust


September 7, 2022

A shipment of heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $488,000 was seized by law enforcement in a case that resulted in the arrest of a Ketchikan man on felony drug charges.

“It's a lot as far as quantity,” Ketchikan Police Lt. Andy Berntson said about the amount of drugs during an Aug. 31 press conference about the case. “It's a lot anywhere, but (in) Ketchikan, it’s very significant.”

Larry P. Mardsen, 40, was taken into custody by Ketchikan Police Department officers on Aug. 29 and charged with one count each of second-degree and third-degree misc...

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