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Alex Michael Wilson, 29, died May 1, 2018, in Pinon Hills, California. He was born March 2, 1989, in San Bernardino, California.
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Ketchikan police make meth arrest, seize 30 grams

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A late June investigation by the Ketchikan Police Department resulted in one arrest and the seizure of almost 30 grams of methamphetamine.

Angelina Maria Martinez, 41, is charged with one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a Class B felony.

The KPD, on June 20, started an investigation regarding a suspicious package being mailed to a residence in Ketchikan. A search warrant was executed on the package, which allegedly contained 29.7 grams — just over an ounce — of methamphetamine, according to a news release from the department.

The street value was estimated at $14,000.

At 8:32 p.m. June 22, police made a controlled delivery of the package and contacted Martinez, who received the package. She was charged with the felony, transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center and held without bail.

District Court Judge Kevin G. Miller, at Martinez’s June 23 arraignment in Ketchikan District Court, appointed the Ketchikan Public Defender Agency to represent her and set bail at $25,000, with a requirement for a third-party custodian, according to online court records.

A Ketchikan grand jury indicted Martinez on June 29, and the case was transferred to Ketchikan Superior Court.

Police, on June 30 contacted Mark Furey, 57, and served him summons to appear in court for one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. The charge stems from the same case as Martinez, according to the KPD news release.

Furey was arraigned July 12 in Ketchikan Superior Court and is being represented by the state’s Office of Public Advocacy.

Martinez and Furey are scheduled for an early October jury trial in front of Superior Court Judge Trevor N. Stephens.