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Valdez Police Department
Tuesday June 17th, 2014 :: 08:50 a.m. AKDT


Narcotics Arrest - Thomas "Tommy" Watson

On June 12th Thomas “Tommy” Watson (DOB 10.15.81) was arrested and charged with 1 count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree (a Class B Felony), and 1 count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree (a class C Felony).  

VPD officers received “Crime Stoppers” type “tips” that Thomas Watson has been receiving narcotics through the mail and then selling them in Valdez.  The tipsters specified that Watson was selling multiple drugs to include Marijuana and Methamphetamines.   A subsequent investigation determined that Watson was in Valdez and had possession of methamphetamine which he was actively trying to sell. As a result, Valdez Police Officers arrested Watson, and seized approximately 6.5 grams of methamphetamine, having an estimated street value of $1,500 dollars.  Police also seized a handgun, vehicle, and $250 in cash.

Watson is currently at the Valdez Jail and has a bail amount of $10,000 and a court approved third party.

The Valdez Police Department considers this an ongoing investigation and expects further charges to be filed.   Anyone with information regarding Watson's criminal activity is urged to contact the Valdez Police Department at 835-4560 and reference VPD Case #: 14-1724.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing. All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law. 

Valdez Police Department
212 Chenega Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-835-4560

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