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Troopers: Ecstasy importer arrested at Alaska-Canada border

Michelle Theriault Boots

A 21-year-old Alaska man convicted in 2011 of trying to import hundreds of Ecstasy pills into the state from Canada was arrested Saturday for violating his probation -- as he tried to re-enter the U.S. at the same border crossing outside of the Southeast Alaska community of Haines, where he was originally busted.

Troopers arrested Dennim Hagwood, of Haines, on a federal warrant for violating his probation. He was taken into custody as he tried to cross from Canada to Alaska via the Dalton Cache U.S. Port of Entry, outside of Haines, according to the dispatch.

It wasn't clear how Hagwood left the U.S. and came to be in Canada.

In 2011, Hagwood was sentenced by a federal judge to 16 months of home confinement and five years probation for trying to bring 802 Ecstasy pills to Alaska through the Dalton Cache crossing.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
mtheriault@adn.com