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Subject: Misconduct Controlled Substances 2ndDate: 09-12-2013 03:36:27
From: Lt David CampbellCase or Incident: #130910-011
Summary:

On 08/12/2013, the Juneau Police Department Metro Drug Unit received a tip concerning illegal drug trafficking between Las Vegas and Juneau.

On 09/10/2013, the JPD Metro Drug Unit received a second tip concerning the same activity. This second tip indicated that drugs were being flow to Juneau and were expected to arrive later in the evening. A JPD Metro Drug investigator was able to confirm the information from the second tip and also established independent drug related information about person flying to Juneau.

On 09/10/2013, at approximately 9:40 PM, members of the JPD Metro Drug Unit and federal authorities contacted 30 year old Justin Elliott YUHASZ in the baggage area of the Juneau International Airport. YUHASZ is a Newburyport, Ma resident.

YUHASZ was detained and taken to the Bartlett Regional Hospital. At BRH, officers executed a search warrant and a doctor determined that YUHASZ had foreign objects hidden inside his body.

On 09/11/2013, at approximately 3:05 AM, JPD investigators recovered several objects as they passed through YUHASZ’s body. The objects were seized pursuant to the search warrant. The objects were discovered to contain a substance that field tested positive as heroin. The heroin weighed approximately 103.5 grams and had an estimated street value of approximately $103,500.

YUHASZ was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a Class A Felony. YUHASZ was transported to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held on No Bail.

The investigation is continuing.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***