Valdez man arrested in drug case


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A 32-year-old man is accused of selling drugs in Valdez, including methamphetamine and marijuana.

Thomas Watson of Valdez is charged two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Valdez police say officers received tips that Watson had been receiving drugs through the mail and then selling them locally. Police say investigators determined that Watson had possession of methamphetamine and was trying to sell it.

Watson was arrested June 12. Police say officers seized more than 6 grams of meth, a handgun and $250 in cash.

According to police, Watson is being held on $10,000 bail amount.

Online court records say Watson is being represented by the Public Defender Agency, which could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.