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Police seize meth from couple exiting Alaska ferry

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KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska.
    
The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ARnUgG ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched and taken into custody Sunday as they got off an Alaska state ferry. Both are from Winton, California.
    
Prosecutors say they were found with 52.7 grams of methamphetamine, worth $21,000 to $26,000 in the southeast Alaska community of Ketchikan.
    
Soares and Riggs boarded a ferry in Bellingham, Washington. Police in Ketchikan were waiting for them with a search warrant.
    
Police say they found small plastic bags containing methamphetamine in Soares' purse and bags, along with a digital scale, empty bags and used meth pipes. Officers found more small bags in Riggs' truck.
    
They were arraigned Monday, with bail set at $50,000.
    
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Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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