Anchorage drug bust nets $30K in meth, heroin

Casey Grove

A man faces felony drug charges after an early Friday bust at a South Anchorage home, police say.

Officers found about 130 grams of methamphetamine and nearly 50 grams of heroin while executing a search warrant inside the house, in the 6000 block of Askeland Drive, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said. The home is south of Dowling Road and west of Lake Otis Parkway.

The drug seizure Friday just after midnight culminated in the arrest of Robert Hoffman, 48, who is charged with one count of second-degree drug misconduct, two counts of third-degree drug misconduct and one count each of fourth-degree drug misconduct and third-degree weapons misconduct.

Castro said officers had learned that there were drugs in the house and initiated an investigation Thursday. Castro said the case did not involve undercover purchases but would not say how police knew they would find the meth and heroin there.

A woman at the house was uncooperative when officers tried to get her to open the door, and they used a battering ram to get inside, Castro said. The woman, Kayla Pusich, 47, was initially charged with hindering prosecution, but the charge was dropped Friday, Castro said.

The drugs the officers found amount to about $30,000 if sold in smaller quantities on the street, Castro said.

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