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4/14/2018
Women gets 3-year sentence for drug charge

By ZACHARY HALASCHAK
Daily News Staff Writer

Jennifer Haydu, 28, was given a flat sentence of three years after pleading guilty to one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in Ketchikan Superior Court on Thursday.

Haydu was arrested by the Ketchikan Police Department at Ketchikan International Airport in November after flying in from Seattle. According to police documents, Haydu was found to be in possession of 1.7 grams of methamphetamine and 3.2 grams of heroin.

Her boyfriend, Chaise Peters, 30, was allegedly at the airport “doing counter surveillance,” KPD Sgt. Andy Berntson told the Daily News at the time of Haydu’s arrest.

Peters was also arrested after police contacted him and found him to be in possession of a .45 pistol and a butterfly knife. Peters was charged with misconduct involving weapons in the third and fifth degrees.

Peters, a thrice-convicted felon, is not permitted to have possession of a pistol because of his prior crimes.

Furthermore, according to police documents, Haydu was found to be in possession of “multiple packages of new small ziplock bags.”

A statement to police at the time of Haydu’s arrest indicated, “that the drugs were to be delivered to at least one other person in Ketchikan.”

“She’s been on the radar — she’s been affiliated with other cases that we have,” Berntson told the Daily News following her arrest.

As part of her plea agreement, prosecution agreed to drop a more serious charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, which she was also indicted on originally.

This was not Haydu’s first felony. In 2016, Haydu plead guilty to the same charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree.

Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey gave Haydu a flat sentence, meaning no time served was considered and she is ordered to serve three years in jail.

Peters has a jury trial for the weapons charges scheduled for April 30.