Canadian accused of pot smuggling

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A 46-year-old Canadian man tried to smuggle 42 pounds of marijuana into Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers, but he was nabbed on his boat near a remote Southeast Alaska island.

Peter J. Drewry of Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, was arraigned Friday in Ketchikan District Court on the charges. He had been arrested Thursday after Alaska State Troopers boarded his boat near Duke Island, south of Metlakatla

Trooper Sgt. Kurt Ludwig said the drugs were not on the boat, but were nearby. Ludwig said the investigation was continuing, and there might be further charges.

In court Friday, Drewry did not enter a plea to the charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Drewry is being held on $100,000 bail.

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