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By SAM ALLEN
Daily News Staff Writer
The second of two locals was arrested this week and charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in connection with an intercepted parcel containing $28,000 of heroin.
Frankie Jay Wagner Seludo, 25, was arraigned Wednesday in Ketchikan District Court for allegedly conspiring with Christian Derek Mathers, 21, to possess heroin with the intent to deliver, according to a probable cause statement written by Alaska State Trooper Investigator Larry Dur'an.
On Aug. 2, authorities obtained a federal search warrant and discovered 28 grams of heroin in a United States Postal Service parcel addressed to Mathers.
Mathers attempted four times to acquire the parcel. Twice he approached postal carriers and twice he came to the Ketchikan Post Office, according to the police documents. On one of those occasions on Aug. 3, Seludo drove Mathers to the post office and went in with him.
Mathers was arrested on Aug. 3 after his fifth package pickup attempt at the post office, according to court documents. Police found a used syringe and two small plastic bags in Mathers' possesion before taking him into custody.
When questioned, Mathers said the package contained a gift for his daughter. He lamented another recent package that never showed that also was supposed to be a gift for his daughter. This previous package also was intercepted by law enforcement and found to contain five grams of methamphetamine, according to police documents.
Mathers was charged with attempted misconduct involving a substance in the second degree, a felony offense. At the time of his arrest, Mathers was on release from six criminal cases, including alleged theft, criminal trespass, and driving without a license and insurance.