Troopers, Kenai police seize heroin, $23,000 in raid

Alaska State Troopers and the Kenai Police Department seized nearly half a pound of heroin and $23,000 in cash from a Kenai home in a raid Monday.

At approximately 3 p.m., troopers served a warrant on a home in Kenai with the assistance of the Kenai Police Department. Inside, they found Kenai resident Corey Clifton, 42, whom they arrested on outstanding felony warrants for probation and parole violations, according to a trooper dispatch.

In the search, officers discovered drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash in the home, according to the dispatch.

“Among the drugs seized was almost 1/2 pound of heroin,” the dispatch states. “There was also over $23,000 in cash that was seized.”

In addition to his felony warrants, the officers charged Clifton with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled susbstance in the fourth degree, as well as providing fase reports to a police officer. Another occupant of the home, Yesenia Cisneros, 20, was also arrested on charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree.

Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, according to the trooper dispatch. According to Courtview, both were arraigned Tuesday at the Kenai
Courthouse. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for July 22 in Kenai.

Both misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and in the fourth degree are class C felonies, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. Providing a false report to a police officer is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Reach Elizabeth Earl at elizabeth.earl@peninsulaclarion.com.

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