Fairbanks drug bust nabs eight

Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Eight people were arrested by drug agents Tuesday at an alleged crack house.

Seven of the 8 were arrested after visiting the home while drug agents were inside searching for evidence, said Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Jeff Manns of the statewide drug agency.

Agents arrested Robert Lajiness, 30, who was home at the time of the bust. Lajiness was wanted on a warrant for failure to report to jail.

The search produced just under an ounce of crack cocaine and a few hundred dollars in cash at the house, Manns said.

One woman, Elizabeth A.ak from the investigation, let Krause in and sold her some drugs before arresting her, Manns said.

Krause, 32; Michelle L. Gates, 33; Mark Smith, 34; Charles Tennyson, 44; and Denise J. Carlin, 30, were arrested on charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, cocaine.

Felicia S. Cavanaugh, 29, and Tennyson also were charged with driving with a suspended driver's license and Carlin had an additional charge of carrying a concealed knife larger than a pocket knife. Shannon Boyle, 27, was arrested on a felony warrant.

Manns said the alleged bust came at the end of an extensive investigation. Fairbanks police were getting numerous complaints from neighbors regarding the traffic that went in and out of the home, he said.

The drug enforcement unit includes agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Fairbanks police and University of Alaska Fairbanks officers as well as troopers.

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