Search in Klawock Drug Investigation Results in Large Stash of Meth and Heroin, One Arrested


During an on-going drug investigation in Klawock, Alaska state Troopers assisted the Graig Police Department in serving multiple arrest and search warrants at a residence on B Street in Klawock on Wednesday.

During the search of the residence, investigators would uncover a large stash of drugs that included 40 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale, over 20 grams of heroin, packaging material and over $10,000 in cash.

After seizing the drugs, that troopers say had a street value of over $19,000, 54-year-old Loretta Mortell was arrested on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance II and III.

Following her arrest, Mortell was transported to and remanded at the Craig Jail pending arraignment.