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On 3/4/2021 at approximately 1715 hours, Prince of Wales Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Village Public Safety Officers conducted a welfare check on a un-occupied residence in Hollis. Fresh vehicle tire tracks had been observed going to the residence in recently fallen snow. The person who oversees the residence was contacted out of state by AWT and reveled there was no one to be at the residence.
During the welfare check of the residence, Ronald W Griffin II (46 Y/O) of Washington, was contacted by AWT. Griffin had been staying inside the residence and recently arrived to Alaska from Washington.
During the contact, AWT applied for and was granted a search warrant for the residence. The search discovered both heroin and methamphetamine inside the residence. A large sum of US currency was also discovered near the controlled substances.
Griffin was arrested on one count each of Misconduct Involving A Controlled Substance 2nd, Misconduct Involving A Controlled Substance 3rd, Burglary 2nd, and Criminal Trespass 1st. He was remanded to the Craig Jail Facility without incident.
The investigation is ongoing at the time of this report.
Posted on 3/5/2021 12:52:46 AM by DPS\jpryan1