Fairbanks man accused of receiving cocaine in mail

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 25-year-old Fairbanks man has been charged with receiving more than a pound of cocaine in the mail.

Seneca White was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. According to a criminal complaint, a United States Postal Service inspector intercepted a package addressed to a friend of White's, but intended for him.

The complaint states that the package contained 500 grams of cocaine. The parcel, addressed to Troy Moore at a Fairbanks apartment, was delivered Feb. 22 as local drug agents kept watch, according to the complaint.

White stepped out with Moore and another person, retrieved the package then returned to the apartment, while the other two remained outside, the complaint says.

An agent chased White, who ran out a back door. The agent reportedly saw White throw a backpack containing cocaine into a Dumpster before he was caught hiding in the apartment building, the complaint states.

No others have been charged in the case, authorities said.

Alaska State Trooper Sgt. J.R. Roberts, head of the local drug unit, said White was arrested on a charge of probation violation from original charges of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and has been in jail since then.

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