A 27-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court at Kenai Courthouse on two additional drug charges from a February incident. The charges are from a traffic stop in Homer when an Alaska State Trooper discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab in the man’s car.
Timothy Igou, 27, is charged with two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was previously charged with one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. All counts are felony charges.
Igou’s attorney, Shana Theiler, was unavailable for the arraignment so her partner Will Walton from Walton, Theiler & Wingarden, LLC, entered pleas of not guilty on Igou’s behalf.
According to charging documents filed by Trooper David Chaffin, Chaffin pulled over Igou after he allegedly failed to signal for a right turn from Lake Street onto the Homer Bypass on February 23.
While speaking to Igou through the driver side window of the 2000 Oldsmobile Sedan, the trooper saw a handgun — which was later found to be a pellet gun — between Igou’s legs. Chaffin patted down Igou after having him exit the vehicle. The trooper found a pipe that Igou allegedly admitted he used to smoke meth. Chaffin then found a dime baggie of meth.
A trooper dispatch reports Chaffin discovered indications that Igou was cooking meth in a mobile lab or “shake-and-bake” lab in his car. Due to the hazardous toxins and danger of explosion from the chemicals used to make meth, the area of the traffic stop was closed.
Troopers received a search warrant for the car, and investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit confirmed the there was a shake-and-bake lab in the car. A Drug Enforcement Administration HAZMAT team collected and disposed of the toxic materials.
Igou is incarcerated at Wildwood Correctional Center.
His next court date is scheduled for Thursday.
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