KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Two people were arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after being contacted within a boat in the Saxman Seaport parking lot Wednesday night, and a subsequent search found 179 counterfeit ‘M-30” pills containing fentanyl, in addition to drug paraphernalia and about $16,500 in cash.
George G. Peratrovich, 36, of Hydaburg, has been charged with violations of conditions of release in addition to the MICS 2 charge. Peratrovich appeared in Ketchikan District Court on Thursday for a felony first appearance, during which bail was set at $5,000, according to court records.
Lakota L. Hilburn, 24, who’s listed in court records as having a Petersburg address, is charged with one count of MICS 2. Her bail was set at $3,000, according to court records.
At about 9:02 p.m., Wednesday, the Saxman village public safety officer and an Alaska State Trooper responded to Saxman Seaport following a report of trespassers on a boat in the parking lot of that area without permission, according to the troopers dispatch.
Peratrovich, Hilburn and a third person were inside the boat in question, according to the probable cause statement filed with the court in the cases.
A K-9 deployed by troopers at the scene, “indicated to the odors of illegal controlled substances” in a jacket that had been worn by Hilburn, and a truck parked nearby. 
A search warrant was obtained, and the resulting search early Thursday morning located 178 of the counterfeit “M-30” pills in the jacket, along with $9,840 cash, according to the probable cause statement. Drug paraphernalia was found on the boat, as was “one blue rectangular pill.” Peratrovich was found to have $6,667 in his pants pockets.
Information in the probable cause statement indicated that the alleged fentanyl pills have an estimated total street value of $17,900. Peratrovich and Hilburn were transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail. 
The next court appearances for Peratrovich and Hilburn are preliminary hearings scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 6.