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Federal charges say search of Anchorage home turned up pounds of drugs

  • Author: Jerzy Shedlock
  • Updated: February 16, 2017
  • Published February 16, 2017

A repeat drug offender faces new federal charges following a search of his Anchorage home, where officers seized large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin and a cache of guns, according to a charging document.

Bernard Yamura White has been charged with possessing meth and heroin with the intent to distribute as well as possessing firearms to further his alleged trafficking enterprise.

A criminal complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court by Anchorage police officer G.K. Dorr says search warrants were obtained Feb. 8 for a truck and home belonging to White, a 35-year-old with a state drug felony conviction and a federal drug conspiracy conviction. Court records show he was still on probation in his previous federal case.

Law enforcement searched the truck at the Drug Enforcement Agency's Anchorage office, and they found heroin, cocaine and crack, the charges say. Dorr also reported finding two cellphones and "an undetermined quantity" of cash.

According to the charges, the search of the home yielded 1.7 pounds of meth, nearly 3 pounds of heroin and 1.8 pounds of pot, as well as 176 grams of cocaine. All the substances were tested on the spot, the charges say.

A dozen firearms were also seized from the home, Dorr wrote. The cache included a pistol with an extended magazine, a 12-gauge shotgun and an AK-47.

Records show White jailed in Anchorage. A federal public defender is representing him in the case.

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