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Kenai man arrested on drug charges for a second time

Posted: September 19, 2012 - 8:35am

A 28-year-old Kenai man is facing drug charges for the second time in one year after allegedly selling different types of drugs in a Fred Meyer parking lot and lying to police about his identity, as well as electronics theft.

Pius A. Hanson has been charged with second-degree theft, two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. 

According to an affidavit filed by Soldotna Police officer Victor Dillon, a Fred Meyer’s employee contacted the Soldotna Police Department and reported the alleged drug sales, which the employee viewed through the store’s security cameras. Four to five vehicles pulled up to a Ford F-150 and talked to the truck’s driver for a short period, but it was unclear whether any exchange took place. 

Dillon contacted the driver, who falsely identified himself, the affidavit says. 

Another responding officer spotted a laptop and backpack resting on the truck’s passenger seat, which he believed were stolen. Hanson then gave his true identity, and he allowed the officers to search the truck, the affidavit says. 

Hanson pleaded no contest to making a false report in 2004, according to court records. 

The officers found two laptops and three cell phones — the Police Department’s dispatch verified one of the laptops, a MacBook Pro, as stolen. Inside the backpack police found “a large amount” of drug paraphernalia and drugs. The paraphernalia items included a digital scale, metal spoons, needles and plastic bags; the drugs found were heroin, methamphetamine, a Methadone pill and three Diazepam pills, which are used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and muscle spasms. The affidavit does not indicate the exact amount of drugs the Police Department confiscated. 

The court set bail at about $750,000 due to the defendant’s criminal history, according to court records. 

A trial is set for Nov. 13 at the Kenai Courthouse. 

Hanson’s new charges come ten months after he was charged with other drug offenses. According to court records, Hanson still faces July 2011 charges, which include third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence. 

According to a brief affidavit filed by Alaska State Trooper Eugene Hunter, the trooper pulled over Hanson, who drove a Ford Explorer, because the vehicle accelerated and almost struck two gas pumps. The trooper found meth on Hanson during that arrest, the affidavit says. 

Also, a third case against the defendant remains open. Hanson was not with his court-appointed custodians during two checkups, according to court records. He faces two counts of violating conditions of his release. 

 

Jerzy Shedlock can be reached at jerzy.shedlock@peninsulaclarion.com. 

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Suss
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Suss 09/19/12 - 10:00 am
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Hate to be a stickler

Stickler for the truth about theft and drugs, this is a far reaching theft ring. Steal it, trade it for drugs, use it and then rinse and repeat. A $3,000.00 MacBookPro for a couple hundred dollars of drugs. This fencing of stolen goods costs everyone dearly and I thank the person that caught this in the act. Now let them all rat out each other for a plea bargain. This crew needs to be removed from society and isolated for many years.

iroczalaska
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iroczalaska 09/19/12 - 11:03 am
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What a idiot.

I hope the DA pushes for hard time on this dealer. If you are pushing drugs in front of cameras and with children all around the best place for him is in prison for a long time.

Olivia
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Olivia 09/19/12 - 02:19 pm
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>:(

Extremily upsetting. So many charges and still a chance at bail. I think this place is falling apart.
There are so many stuck on drugs ruining families and lives. Yet here is someone caught with drugs and a bad past still the chance to be set free. Other states parafanilia is illegal and gets hard time. I don't know what it is going to take for this state to wake up.

steelhorse
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steelhorse 09/19/12 - 03:37 pm
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amazing

Some revolving door we have here in the peninsula's justice system. This needs to change.

rocky
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rocky 09/19/12 - 04:00 pm
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This guy amazes me. He's been

This guy amazes me. He's been busted several times with drugs and also has been tied into manufacturing meth for years...surprised they don't mention that. Yet he manages to walk or do very little time on every case, perhaps it's because he works with the cops or the fact that his mother works for the kenai court system? One thing is for sure he's a repeat offender and a plaque to the community. I personaly have known this character for ten+ years and know what he's capable of, as I used to run with him in the pits of my addiction and corruption. These behaviors and lifestyle are all he knows and thrives on even after several treatment centers. How many chances does he need before the state notices that his drugs have been killing people and destroying famalies? Of course if he killed a young girl and placed her in a t.v. box for the winter he'd probably get less time!? I pray the system does not let the community down on this case.

akdave
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akdave 09/19/12 - 06:19 pm
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Suuuure

The court system will never fully prosecute drug cases on the Peninsula. The dealers and users have the courts in their pocket. Our court system here is so corrupt that if they took this guy off the street, half the judges & prosecutors here would lose their primary dealer for themselves. This guy's been loose for years, even murdered someone, you don't really think they'll put him away dso you. Wishful thinking...

beetlekill
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beetlekill 09/20/12 - 12:02 am
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akdave

Whoa...those are some serious accusations dave. Do you have any facts to back them up?

Just saying...
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Just saying... 09/22/12 - 07:39 am
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Are you kidding me?

Are you kidding me?

"Charged with second-degree theft, two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance."

"New charges come ten months after he was charged with other drug offenses. According to court records, Hanson still faces July 2011 charges, which include third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence."

"Also, a third case against the defendant remains open. Hanson was not with his court-appointed custodians during two checkups, according to court records. He faces two counts of violating conditions of his release.
This guy needs some serious help. Stop using the system, and get this guy off the streests, and in a place where he can help himself."

Get this guy off the streets. Get him some solid resources to help him, and stop using the system in allowing him back on the streets only to pile on more charges selling drugs to our kids. Put the SOB away once and for all.

Just saying....

Just saying...
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Just saying... 09/22/12 - 07:41 am
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AKDAVE, I agree with you.

AKDAVE,
I agree with you. It's sad but true..

Just saying...

toohotty
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toohotty 09/24/12 - 06:57 pm
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drug use

it is b.s. that people blame somebody or get "all righteous" once they get themselves clean. I personally known Hanson for 20 yrs, and what he does is cause of his addiction and not who he is. He is one of the nicest guys i know sober, and in the game. People need to look in the mirror and look at themselves b4 judging others, especially you, ROCKY. You ARE the total opposite of Hanson...YOU'RE A PIECE OF SH**t, AND KARMA WILL GET YOU. The courts will probably give Hanson alot of time for feeding his addiction, and helping others feed theirs, but it is wrong. What he needs to do to straighten his life out and get on the right path is an extensive inpatient treatment program, and the want and will to stay clean. But that probably wont happen, they'll just lock him away and throw away the key for some time; while a person who molests/touch a kid gets only3 yrs and an addict gets 4 times as long just for having a vicious disease. I've been in Hanson's shoes and the solution to fix the problem is positive reinforcement support from friends and family not long term incarceration. If you have never been in an addict's shoes, you have no right to judge, preach, and think you are better. everyone has problems some on different levels then others, because addiction affect all members of the community not just the addicts and there familys. Drugs and alcohol related crimes is why nearly 50% of the reason people are incarcerated in alaska. So, solution in not more jail time, it is rehabilitation and support from those who care and who have had an addiction and beat the disease and became model citizens again. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Ex-addict

p.s. I love you, and stay strong Pius. You will get through this.

radiokenai
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radiokenai 09/28/12 - 08:49 am
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To Toohotty...
Unpublished

Sounds like words coming from a true junky coke w**re...

What you don't get, is that this Pius [filtered word] has continued to feed his addiction by promoting his fencing operations. I am not one to say how you can spend your hard earned money. If you want to spend it at the bars, so be it. If you want to flush it down the toilet, so be it.

But this [filtered word] trades drugs for stolen property. He has got every jobless junky out there on the street stealing for him.

So while you are trying to tell me how wonderful Pius is...

From your comment I can tell, you are clueless.

First of all: There is NO such thing as "ex-addict". If you are an addict or alcoholic it is with you for life. What there are "is someone in recovery". Your own words tells me you are in your recovery infancy (or you wouldn't try to protect the dealer so much) or are in denial...

Secondly: Ask yourself this, what is society suppose to do with addicts who refuse recovery or rehabilitation? Perhaps we should move them in with you to support since you think you know everything and want to take care of them.

My suggestion to you Miss (not too hot) is get a few more years of sobriety under your belt before you further make fool of yourself.

Good luck in your recovery, and remember...they are called "Steps" for a reason...

radiokenai
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radiokenai 09/29/12 - 09:16 am
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To Rocky:
Unpublished

Spare no ear to Miss "think she is hot".

She is not.

You are correct in your assessment of Pius, may he get an extended stay and either choose to change his life, or have his life change him.

Good luck in your recovery Rocky, you deserve it!

gfds98765
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gfds98765 09/29/12 - 02:37 pm
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If you have never been in an addict's

TOOHOTTY writes:
“”If you have never been in an addict's shoes, you have no right to judge, preach, and think you are better.””
The sober, the law abiding, the functioning, the suppliers of everything that provides food, clothing, housing, medicine, and transportation for you addicts ARE better human beings. Much better human beings. It is the morals, character, discipline, ethics, education and reasoning that permits your betters to sit in court rooms and JUDGE you. They have EVERY right to do so.
In simply words they don’t have to abuse drugs to know that it hurts them.

Also writes, “”People need to look in the mirror.””
Well surprisingly your betters get up at least five days a week, or 14, or 21, or 28 days a week for our oil & gas workers and they LOOK IN THE MIRROR to prepare for (don’t panic at this obscene four letter word) for WORK.
And they are too dang busy and tired from being productive workers making money (that the government steals from their pockets and gives to you varmits) to give a rats patooty about your disgusting filthy drug problems.

Dempukes the party of lies, liars and hypocrites.
None can tell the truth and all are imbeciles….

Norseman
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Norseman 09/29/12 - 03:29 pm
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cancer on society

Drug dealers are a cancer on our society.

motely
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motely 10/31/12 - 07:54 am
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LOSER

THUMBS UP FOR THE COPS ON CATCHING THIS PUNK, AND THUMBS UP ON THE ROCKY P.O.S. COMMENT.
THIS PARTICULAR PERSON HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH ALL HIS CRIMES FOR A LONG TIME, SOME OF IT IM SURE IS HIS RELATIONS, THE LEGAL SYSTEM HERE IS HORRIBLE FOR WHAT THEY DO TO CERTAIN PEOPLES WITH THERE SENTENCES AND IM SURE THIS FINE CITIZEN WILL DO MINIMAL TIME FOR ALL THE LIVES HE'S RUINED IN HIS TIME REEKING HAVOC THIS LAST TIME OUT, ALL THE YOUNG CHILDREN AND THERE FAMILIES, THE COST'S THAT THIS PUNK HAS CAUSED THE TAX PAYERS IS HORRIFIC ALL THE TREATMENT FOR THE OTHER ADDICTS,
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THERE COST'S THE LEGAL COST'S THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, PEOPLE LIKE THIS SOUL SUCKING PUNK NEED PRISON TO DRY UP, AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL SEEK TREATMENT WHILE THERE.
REALLY DONT THINK SO ! I'M SURE HE WAS NICE WHEN HE WAS SOBER, THATS GREAT ! NOW LETS TALK ABOUT THE YOUNG LADIES THAT HAVE BEEN VIOLATED AND NOW ADDICTS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE THIS PUNK,
AS A PARENT I FEAR THIS ! OUR SCHOOLS ARE FULL OF DOPE BECAUSE OF PUNKS LIKE THIS WANNA BE GANGSTER THAT MIND YOU WOULD'NT 1 HOUR IN L.A
I SAY SEND THE PUNK AWAY FOR THE TIME HE DESERVES AND LET HIM THINK ABOUT WHAT HE'S DONE AND THE LIVES HE'S RUINED AND HANG OUT WITH ALL THE OTHER PUNKS

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