Nine people were arrested in Unalaska Wednesday during a day-long drug bust.
Deputy Police Chief Michael Holman says the operation started around 12:45 p.m. and concluded around midnight. Officers executed ten search warrants, following up on new leads from an undercover investigation into drug sales over the last few months.
With assistance from a police dog and K-9 officer flown in from Sand Point, Unalaska police searched Radiant Heating Fuel Services and the offices Tradewinds Apartments. They also combed through a private residence at Tradewinds.
Officers mostly found meth, along with some heroin and bath salts. In addition, Holman says police seized “multiple firearms and a substantial amount of cash.”
The department is still processing evidence from yesterday’s searches. Holman says have eight more warrants to serve today, which could result in more arrests.
The nine defendants from Wednesday’s will make their first appearances in court today at 1 p.m.