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Originally published Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

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Authorities: Cocaine bust was state's largest ever

A federal grand jury has indicted three Fairbanks residents on charges of conspiring to distribute more than 50 kilograms of cocaine in what authorities say is the largest-ever haul of the drug bound for Alaska.

The Associated Press

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska —

A federal grand jury has indicted three Fairbanks residents on charges of conspiring to distribute more than 50 kilograms of cocaine in what authorities say is the largest-ever haul of the drug bound for Alaska.

The indictment names 29-year-old Donnell R. S. Johnson, 29-year-old Joshua Mustovich and 24-year-old Christopher Anderson.

U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loffler (LAUF-ler) says in a prepared statement that 26 kilos of cocaine were seized during the investigation.

The men were arrested Jan. 27.

Prosecutors say Johnson was arrested after delivering 12 kilograms of cocaine he received from Washington state, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( http://bit.ly/wv8pSp).

The indictment alleges the three had been dealing drugs since December 2010, sending an unnamed conspirator to Anchorage to pick up cocaine and for delivery to Fairbanks.

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Information from: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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