While investigating reports of gunfire at a Barrow home, North Slope Borough police on Aug. 1 seized live marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia including 16 used hypodermic needles and a spoon labeled "meth," according to a borough news release.
Police visited the home on the 7000 block of Uula Street after someone reported hearing gunshots, the department said. Police made a series of arrests related to the disturbance and later served a search warrant on the house.
Inside they found nine live marijuana plants, "growing materials," packaging materials, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, used hypodermic needle syringes commonly used to inject or "slam" meth, the labeled spoon and loose, harvested marijuana.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. The department has not named any of the people involved in the bust. Criminal charges are expected to be filed, the news release said.
Reached by phone Friday, the interim police chief declined to answer questions about the initial arrests.