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Drugs and Alcohol Seized at Nome Airports; Charges Pending Against Suspects

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

Alaska State Troopers stopped an unnamed traveler from attempting to import alcohol from Nome into Gambell over the weekend.

On Sunday, Troopers contacted the passenger at a Nome airport and seized four 750ml bottles of liquor. Currently, a charge for importation of alcohol is pending.

Also in Nome, Troopers seized one ounce of marijuana from a piece of cargo at a local airline on Monday. Troopers say a suspect has been identified in this case, and a charge is pending.

The names of the suspects in both cases have not been released at this time.

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