3 arrested in Nikiski drug bust

Three people were arrested this week during a drug bust in Nikiski.

The Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation of a home in Nikiski on Wednesday, according to an Alaska State Troopers online dispatch.

They served a search warrant on the home.

Nikiski residents Christopher Mapes, 27, Garrett Racette, 30, and Olivia Mapes, 18, were all arrested and taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility, according to the dispatch.

Racette faces a mix of 12 charges relating to possessing and making or delivering a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and misconduct involving weapons, according to online court documents. He was also arrested for a $20,000 felony arrest warrant, according to the dispatch.

Christopher Mapes was arrested for 10 counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second, third, fourth and fifth degrees, according to the dispatch.

He was also arrested for seven counts of misconduct involving weapons in the second and third degrees, and two counts of tampering with evidence.

Olivia Mapes was arrested for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, according to the dispatch.

The investigation of this case is ongoing, according to the dispatch.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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