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Crystal meth, heroin seized in drug bust

Devin Kelly

An informant helped lead Anchorage police to a drug bust in West Anchorage last week, police said Tuesday.

On Thursday, officers were working undercover when they found a man in possession of heroin and methamphetamine, Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said in a statement. When the man was taken into custody, he decided to work as a police informant, Castro said.

The next day, local and federal officers coordinated a controlled drug deal between the informant and 35-year-old Timony Edwards, who police described as a known drug dealer in West Anchorage. After the deal was completed, Castro said, officers served a search warrant for Edwards' home and arrested him. He faces charges of drug and weapons misconduct, as well as driving with a revoked license, Castro said.

A woman, 51-year-old Michele Alto, was also identified as a suspected supplier in the deal and arrested on drug misconduct charges, Castro said.

Officers seized an ounce and a half of crystal meth and several grams of heroin in the search of Edwards' home. The search also turned up 10 firearms, two of which were confirmed to be stolen, Castro said. Police are trying to determine if the other seized firearms were also stolen, she said.

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