During an arraignment in Kenai Courts this week, 32-year-old Michael K. Leveque, and 61-year-old Mark Grieger, both of Soldotna, entered not guilty pleas after a multi-agency heroin bust.
As we’d previously reported, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation/ South Central Areawide Narcotics was contacted by a United States Postal Inspector in reference to a suspicious package addressed to an address on West Corral Street in Soldotna on Wednesday, April 3rd.
A search warrant was served on the package and 79.8 grams of suspected heroin were seized.
The following afternoon, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Kenai Police Department, Soldotna Police Department, along with the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a controlled delivery of the package.
The operation resulted in the arrest of 32-year-old Michael K. Leveque on charges of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the Second Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Driving with a Revoked License.
Also contacted during the course of this investigation was 61-year-old Mark Grieger.
Mr. Grieger failed to disclose that he was in possession of a .22 caliber revolver when he was contacted by a peace officer. The loaded handgun was discovered in his pants pocket. Grieger was also found to be in possession of 17.1 grams of heroin and .5 of a gram of methamphetamine. He was arrested for MICS in the Second and Fourth Degree and Misconduct Involving Weapons in Second and Fifth Degree.
Trials in both cases were set for the week of June 24th.