On Dec. 19, Kodiak police responded to a call about a suspicious package from a FedEx employee at Kodiak State Airport.
KPD is cracking down on drugs shipped through the mail, and the department’s sniffer dog, Max, was brought in to examine the package. Max reacted to the package, and police obtained a search warrant.
Inside the box, police found a stuffed monkey. When they looked closer, they found a hard object inside the monkey’s head. The object turned out to be a 13-gram ball of crystal methamphetamine.
According to court documents, meth is sold on the street in tenths of a gram for $100. The amount seized from the package was consistent with amounts found on drug dealers.
The package was addressed to Chris Sargent, and on the same day police opened the box and found the drugs, Sargent drove to the airport and asked for the package.
Court documents state that in subsequent interviews with police, Sargent admitted to being in California in November and consuming meth there. He denied knowing about the meth in the monkey’s head.
On Dec. 23, Sargent was charged with drug possession and an intent to distribute, a class B felony, which carries a prison term of not more than 10 years.
Sargent also faces the revocation of his probation from a July conviction for selling methamphetamine.
Bail has been set at $10,000, and the next hearing in the case is Jan. 6.
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