KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A 36-year-old Oregon man on a fishing boat near Klawock was arrested Saturday afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant and subsequently charged with drugs and weapon misconduct, in addition to violating conditions of release.
At about noon on Saturday, officers with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Craig Police Department boarded the fishing vessel Chaser that was anchored in water near the Klawock baseball field, according to the probable cause statement filed in Prince of Wales District Court. The fishing vessel is registered to Dustin O. Jones, 36, who had an outstanding misdemeanor Craig Alaska State Troopers warrant out for his arrest.
Jones was located inside the vessel, but when brought through the cabin door onto the deck of the boat, he began to pull away from the officers, according to the probable cause statement. After he was “taken down” onto the deck and warned that he would be “tazed” if he didn’t stop resisting arrest, Jones was “stunned” on his lower back. Thereafter Jones complied with officers.
During the arrest, drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be a small revolver were observed on the vessel, according to the probable cause statement.
A search warrant for the vessel was obtained, according to a troopers dispatch. The search located a backpack in which allegedly was found 40.17 grams of heroin with a street value of about $40,170; 19.79 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of about $2,968; and a wallet containing $2,530 in cash, according to the probable cause statement.
The search also located multiple firearms, including a saw-off shotgun, according to a troopers dispatch.
Jones was transported to the Craig Jail, according to the troopers dispatch. He has been charged with one count each of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree misconduct involving weapons, resisting or interfering with arrest, and violation of conditions of release.