Report to Legislature shows fentanyl seized in Alaska in 2022 was enough to kill Alaskans 18 times over


The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit released its annual drug report highlighting trends in illegal narcotics trafficking in Alaska.

Highlights from 2022 Annual Drug Report:

  • In 2022, 26.85 kilograms of fentanyl, which is approximately 13.425 million potentially fatal doses.
  • In 2022, SDEU made 102 unique drug and alcohol arrests across Alaska. 
  • From 2021 to 2022, there was a 68 percent increase in methamphetamine seizures and a 77 percent increase in cocaine seizures.
  • International drug trafficking organizations continue to gravitate towards Alaska’s lucrative drug market looking to exploit Alaska’s remote areas, high demand, and limited law enforcement resources in remote areas.

The annual report presented to the Alaska Legislature details reported street prices for illicit drugs, the number of illicit drugs and alcohol seized by the drug investigators, average sentences given to offenders of Alaska’s controlled substances criminal statutes, as well as an overview of the illegal narcotics and illicit alcohol problem in Alaska.    

“This latest annual report reflects the commitment and tenacity of the dozens of Alaska State Trooper Drug Investigators, as well as our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to disrupt the ongoing trafficking of illicit and dangerous drugs in Alaska and prevent overdose deaths. To those trafficking dangerous drugs in Alaska, know that sooner or later law enforcement will catch up to you and hold you accountable for your reckless disregard for Alaskan lives,” said Colonel Maurice Hughes, director of the Alaska State Troopers.

The 2022 Annual Drug Report is available online at this link.

The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit is made up of four regional task forces: Southcentral Areawide Narcotics Team, Fairbanks Area-wide Narcotics Team, Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD), and Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team. Each regional task force is comprised of Alaska State Troopers, local police officers, and federal law enforcement agents. Additionally, Alaska has four High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiatives.

If you have information about drug trafficking occurring in your community, please consider reporting it to your local police department or the Alaska State Troopers, DPS said in its press accompanying the report. Tips can also be submitted anonymously though the AKTips smartphone app or online at


  1. No wonder there are zombie looking humanoids out there. If you drive around enough there’s some sketchy characters out there. Some days I hope not to see the zombie like in Florida trying to eat people a few years back.

    • Oh yes, they might grab some drugs, then hand out a free admission ticket in. During the alas admin the traffickers weren’t getting in to take the drugs from.

      • Did you check the ports, or only the southern border?

        Are you ok with foreign companies having the contract to run American Ports?

  2. Well, as long as the government keeps driving up profit margins with their “War on Drugs”, there will be people lined up for a chance to make big money as a dealer.

  3. Well! If more alaskans read more with their kids and trained up their 15 year old keep a mc’d job, there be less interest using alcohol and drugs. Drugs will always be available for the chronic pain to the bored to the self pity party. Its about redirecting them starting by reading with our littlest children- language is bonding agent bonding parent and child.

  4. And furthermore the
    public and employees shouldn’t be encouraged be a mandatory reporter or tattle tale, when law enforcement is able and can find out for themselves.

  5. I have a question for Dunleavy. How many contracts does Alaska have with China? If you are sending our money to the CCP, how do you suppose this attack that is funded by them will stop? They are poisoning our youth with this crap. There should be zero contracts with the CCP until they stop producing and smuggling this crap into our State and country. We need to declare economic war upon the CCP until they collapse. Enough is enough.

  6. This is all part of the multi-pronged approach to destroy this country. Poison the people so they cannot function on their own, 100% government dependence. Part of the Biden Build Back Better.

    • Wait, you say that Biden’s demonstration of keeping drugs out of the US is poisoning this country?

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