‘Ultimate Survivor’ reality show contestant arrested on drug charges

  • By Staff Report
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:13pm
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A Soldotna man and contestant on the reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska” has been arrested along with three others on a variety of charges.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly stolen trailer located on 39-year-old Tyler Johnson’s property in Soldotna on Monday. Once there, troopers found 17 firearms, more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and more than 19 grams of heroin “along with a large quantity of drug paraphernalia to include syringes, scales, and baggies,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch.

Johnson was arrested for violating terms of release from a previous case and for possessing a controlled substance. Troopers found a baggy filled with a “crystal substance” in Johnson’s trailer that tested positive for the presence of meth, according to an affidavit.

Johnson has been a contestant on the reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska” and was part of Team Mountaineers in 2013, according to his profile on the show’s National Geographic Channel website.

Soldotna residents Natasha Miller, 31, and Dalton Cullen, 33, were also arrested for the theft of the trailer. Miller was also arrested on a charge of possessing a stolen firearm, according to the disptach. Troopers found a magnum pistol in her pickup truck on the property, they wrote in the affidavit.

Kenai resident Douglas Archambault, 34, was arrested on an outstanding warrant of $4,000.

Johnson was arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse on Wednesday, and has a representation hearing set for Dec. 11.

The stolen trailer’s original owner was able to reclaim it, according to the dispatch.

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