Man Arrested For Heroin Possession In Bethel

Bethel police arrested a man for possessing what they believe to be heroin. On August 29, police arrested 30-year-old Travis Longbotham of Nikiski. He was staying at the Long House Inn Hotel when employees noticed the smell of drugs coming from his room and called police.

A police officer contacted Longbotham who was the only person staying in the room that night and after investigating arrested him on drug possession charges. He was booked into the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.

A presumptive test on the drugs tested positive for heroin.

The seized drugs and paraphernalia will be sent for testing and confirmation.

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Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.