Thursday Night Seward Highway Accident Results in Heroin Bust

On Thursday night, an accident on the Seward Highway would reveal a large stash of drugs being transported in the vehicle.

Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch at mile 48 of the Seward Highway at 8:10 pm on Thursday night and made contact with the occupants of the car.

Contact was made with 36-year-old Nita Akpik during the investigation of the incident and eventually resulted in her arrest.

Found in the vehicle was approximately 127.8 grams of heroin and a handgun. Akpik was arrested and charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance II & V as well as Misconduct Involving Weapons II.

Akpik was transported to Seward and remanded to the Seward Jail and held without bail.