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Troopers arrest New Mexico man with drugs at airport

Casey Grove

A New Mexico man trying to fly with heroin and methamphetamine from Anchorage to Cordova was arrested Thursday while waiting for his flight, Alaska State Troopers said.

Investigators approached Enrique Lino, a 21-year-old resident of Las Cruces, N.M., at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and told him he was being detained while they applied for a search warrant, troopers said. Lino ran, then resisted arrest, according to a trooper dispatch posted online.

After getting their search warrant, the investigators found about two ounces of black tar heroin and one-and-a-half ounces of meth in Lino's bag, troopers said.

In Anchorage, the drugs have a street value of roughly $29,000, troopers said.

Lino was jailed and held on $50,000 cash bail.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.


By CASEY GROVE
Anchorage Daily News