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Police charge 2 with drug possession

September 29th | Staff Report Print this article   Email this article  

Gavin Augustus Carlson, 27, and Delta Elizabeth Bailey, 29, have both been charged with misdemeanor drug possession following a bust early on July 29 in Naknek.

Bristol Bay Borough Police waited to determine the contents of two safes seized at the time before pressing charges. Police believed there might have been an amount of drugs present to charge the suspects with intent to distribute, but after a court-approved search, determined that was not the case.

Both Carlson and Bailey were found to have small amounts of heroin, meth and other paraphernalia.

Police said they were conducting an "extra patrol" in the area near Carlos Boat Yard after taking reports of drug-related activity. They first encountered Carlson, who police believe lives between Sand Point and Anchorage, but has been working in Bristol Bay the past few summers. According to the sworn affidavit, Carlson had a gun in his hand and backed away from the two officers, creating a tense situation that was resolved with the threat of a tasing at the entrance of a mobile home.

The owner of the mobile home claimed not to know that Carlson and Bailey were staying there and agreed to let it be searched, said police. The officers found tin foil with heroin residue, straws, a small balloon "which is used to conceal heroin," small amounts of heroin and meth, a digital scale and $880 cash. Two safes were seized, and the later search turned up some pills but "no criminal evidence."

On Sept. 15, both Carlson and Bailey were issued summons to appear on the misdemeanor drug possession charges.


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