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Rats! Oxycodone Pills Seized at Anchorage Airport

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Authorities seized $900 worth of oxycodone pills smugglers had attempted to send to Dillingham inside a box of dead, frozen mice. 

DILLINGHAM:  More illegal oxycodone pills, a heroin substitute, are off the streets after authorities intercepted a package at the Anchorage airport. The pills were hidden inside a box of dead, frozen mice heading to Dillingham as food for a pet snake.

Meri Jeanne Burkhardt, 34, of Anchorage, and Lindsay Sifsof, 22, of Dillingham are facing charges in connection with the  smuggling attempt.

The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team is warning travelers to be wary about carrying packages on planes for other people.

KDLG's Dave Bendinger has more:

If you'd like to report drug activity, you can contact the WAANT office in Dillingham at 842-1681.

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