Police seize meth, heroin in hotel drug bust

Seward Police estimated the street value of the controlled substances at over $60,000.

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The Seward Police Department seized more than $60,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine from a Seward hotel room Thursday and have arrested a man from Wasilla following a report of an overdose, according to a Thursday, Dec. 3 press release from the City of Seward.

Jeremy Fitchner, 38, of Wasilla, is facing charges of misconduct involving weapons and controlled substances after he placed a 911 call Thursday morning at about 6:15 a.m. to report a woman who had overdosed in his Seward hotel room, according to the release.

The woman was taken to Providence Seward Medical Center for treatment, where she has since been released. The Seward Police Department began a criminal investigation and obtained a search warrant for Fitchner’s hotel room following the overdose incident.

While investigating, Seward police seized 53.8 grams of methamphetamine — the equivalent of 538 doses — and 100.9 grams of heroin – the equivalent of 1,109 doses, the release said. Seward Police estimated the street value of the controlled substances at over $60,000. Four handguns were also seized as part of the arrest.

Fitchner was remanded to the Seward Community Jail following the investigation and is charged with two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of second-degree misconduct involving weapons.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Reach reporter Brian Mazurek at bmazurek@peninsulaclarion.com.

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