Drug Use Detected Around SoHi

Soldotna Police have reported two cases of drug use near Soldotna High and Middle Schools over the weekend.


On Thursday just before 6pm, SPD were called a report of ‘suspicious activity’ near the schools. They responded to find a vehicle stopped in the area. In the vehicle, they found Wesley E. King, 29, of Soldotna, who was in possession of heroin. He was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. He was also arrested for three outstanding warrants:  two for failure to appear on an original charge of theft in the third degree and another  for theft in the fourth degree.


King was taken to Wildwood and held without bail. The driver of the car, Emmy King, 33, of Sterling was issued a criminal citation for driving while license suspended and released.


Then, on Saturday, a second vehicle was reported parked in the same area. SPD found that the driver, Michael L. Miller, 18, of Homer, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested for misconduct involving a controlled substance in the sixth degree and taken to Wildwood with a $250 bail.


Local police say they always appreciate public reports of suspicious activity. Kenai Chief Gus Sandahl said they want to hear if…


Sandahl: “If you saw a vehicle parked in a public place, someone just waiting, you saw them pull up you didn’t see them walk inside at all and then you saw another vehicle pull up and you saw a quick exchange window to window, how often are you doing that? How often are everyday citizens doing that in a parking lot? Of course there are times that people are exchanging things for legal reasons but there are also plenty of times that people are doing a quick exchange for drugs and or money, we do get those tips.”

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