NEW DATA TO BE RELEASED THIRD WEEK OF EACH MONTH
The Alaska Department of Public Safety has developed a set of dashboards
to inform Alaskans about efforts that Alaska State Troopers are taking to stop drug trafficking.
The dashboards show total seizures made by the Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit by month for the last three months, and all seizures made by the Trooper K9 units during the month of May.
K9s not only assist the Alaska State Troopers with investigations; they assist other agencies, such as federal, state, and local departments across the state.
“For years, the Alaska State Troopers, along with our partner agencies, have been working diligently to get illicit drugs off the streets, and publishing these numbers will allow the people of Alaska to see the results of our hard work,” Commissioner Walt Monegan said.
“Prevention remains an important focus in fighting the opioid epidemic; we can’t arrest our way out of this problem, and we encourage Alaskans to seek help if they or one of their friends or loved ones is misusing illicit substances,” he said.
The Drug Seizure Dashboard will be updated around the 20th of each month, providing numbers for the previous month. Substance seizures include heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and U.S. currency.